Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre a first for Glasgow
Issued: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:31:00 BST
Glasgow is set to further establish itself as a world leading centre for the training of healthcare professionals following a landmark partnership between two of Scotland’s leading medical institutions.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow are joining forces to open a state of the art Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre.
The outstanding facility will enable existing and future medical professionals to develop their skills in medicine, surgery, dentistry and a range of other allied health professions in a safe, simulated environment. It will also help to form an enhanced understanding of human anatomy.
President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Mr Ian Anderson said, “This is the beginning of an exciting new project bringing the College and the University closer together. In today’s clinical environment it is recognised that competence, confidence and expertise in simulated skills should precede treatment on live patients. Whereas in the past this was not available, this new Centre will fill a gap in clinical skills and anatomy teaching from the basic to the highest levels of sophistication in surgical specialties, medical specialties and dentistry.”
Head of the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences, Professor Anna Dominiczak said, “The Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre is a vitally important innovation for postgraduate students and medical practitioners in the west of Scotland. The skills that will be developed and honed at this new collaborative venture between the University of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow will not only benefit the profession but will also lead to improved treatment and care of patients.
“The University of Glasgow is already a world leader in research into major diseases including cancer, heart disease and rheumatic diseases. The new Centre will allow us to collaborate with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow to improve specialist skills of current and future health practitioners.”
The work of the Centre will benefit from the University’s body donation programme and will be a lasting tribute to the memory of William and Elizabeth Davies, who are benefactors of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and whose Trust has made a generous contribution to providing the Centre with state of the art equipment.
The Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre will be sited in the listed Thomson Building at the University of Glasgow.
NOTES TO EDITORS
- The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is a membership organisation for the healthcare professions. It is the only multidisciplinary Royal College in the UK. Its membership, which exceeds 10,000, includes physicians, surgeons, dental practitioners, travel medicine and podiatric medicine professionals. The College provides career support to the membership through education, training, professional development, examinations and assessment whilst acting as a charity and leading voice on health issues in order to set the highest possible standards of health care.
- The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow is the largest of the University’s four Colleges with 1800 staff and an annual turnover of £200M, bringing together seven research institutes and three schools. The broad span of the College enables multidisciplinary work across the medical spectrum. Clinical research of the College revolves around the themes represented by the research institutes – Cancer Sciences; Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences; Infection, Immunity and Inflammation; Neuroscience and Psychology; Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, and; Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine. The College undertakes world-leading research in first-to-man and proof-of-concept clinical trials in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and chronic degenerative diseases. The College’s life scientists are integrated with clinical academics, engineers, statisticians and computing scientists, and this structure allows the College’s researchers to explore medical, veterinary and life sciences from a unique vantage point, studying biological processes from molecules and cells, to organisms, individuals, populations, ecosystems and the environment. The College’s ethos nurtures and facilitates inter-disciplinary collaboration both within our College and with our partners in research, industry, government and our community
- Details of the University of Glasgow’s body donation programme are available by calling 0141 330 4296 or visiting: http://www.gla.ac.uk/anatomicalbequests
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