Dorothy Geddes Multimedia Laboratory

Dorothy Geddes Multimedia Laboratory

Video of the DGML In Use

Over the summer of 2012 what was once an ageing biomedical teaching laboratory was refurbished into a modern multimedia, multi functional teaching facility as part of a £2.5 million investment in Glasgow Dental Hospital and School

The refurbished laboratory now boasts:

  • a high specification IT installation, along with 50 tablet PCs to support virtual microscopy and other forms of e-learning
  • an active 3D projection system, the first of its kind in the University
  • movable circular tables and chairs, and multiple under-floor power and network sockets allowing flexibility of seating arrangements
  • a central partition allowing the room to be split into two smaller teaching rooms, useful for  tutorials or mentoring sessions
  • multiple handwashing sinks along one wall to support hand hygiene and related infection control teaching

The flexible layout of this space makes it suitable for delivering teaching in a wide variety of subject areas and formats. These include subjects requiring microscopy and other e-learning technologies, anatomy and tooth morphology, clinico-pathological teaching packages, communication skills and practical skills such as Basic Life Support, cannulation and hand hygiene. It is also an ideal venue for meetings and examinations.

Dorothy Geddes

Dorothy Geddes

‌The facility was named after the late Professor Dorothy Geddes. Professor Geddes was a pioneering woman in academic dentistry, who would have been both delighted and excited to see the application of new, cutting edge technology to the teaching of oral biology, a subject area she led and taught at Glasgow Dental School for many years.

To find out more about Dorothy Geddes please visit www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH0199&type=P