Lecture on Anatomy by Guest Speaker Prof Gordon Findlater on 16.05.22
A lecture on Anatomy by Dr Gordon Findlater was arranged in the Jinnah Auditorium Of FUSH. Dr. Gordon Findlater is a renowned Professor of Translational Anatomy at University of Edinburgh. He bears a mammoth experience spanning over four decades as a top medical academician in UK and an inspirational teacher of Anatomy. He is a graduate of Old Medical School, Teviot and holds coveted degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Neurophysiology from University of Aberdeen. He also has a vast research experience and has contributed to numerous publications in the subject.
He was received in the campus by the Director FUSH, Assoc Dean Basic Sciences and Prof/HOD Anatomy, and after some informal discussion, he was escorted to the Jinnah Auditorium FUSH for delivering his lecture. The lecture was attended by Assoc Dean Basic Sciences, Head and faculty of Anatomy dept, postgraduate students, and under graduated students of First and second year MBBS. In his inspirational talk, Prof Gordon Findlater emphasized the importance of learning relevant Anatomy as the basis of a strong professional career as a physician and surgeon. He discussed with students some functional aspects of Anatomy and highlighted the importance of self-directed learning and the use of prosected specimen and models for strong conceptualizing of the subject.
After the lecture, he visited the Anatomy Dept and appreciated the facilities available in the well-equipped museum, dissection hall and laboratory. He once again had an informal interaction with selected students of second year and later an in- depth discussion with the Prof/HOD Anatomy and faculty regarding the curriculum and methodology of teaching being used. Experiences regarding various challenges and their solutions were shared. He appreciated the strategies being used and the revision of the curriculum in light of modern world demands. He recommended that a system should be designed for acquiring human cadavers for dissection, as in his experience, using cadavers for studying Anatomy still remains as the Gold standard and none of the software’s developed so far can replace them.
This was followed by lunch in which the Director and HOD Anatomy thanked him for his enlightening input on the subject and for sharing his experiences related to teaching of Anatomy. As an acknowledgment he was presented a shield by the Director along with some other gifts with FUI Logo. The visit concluded by exchanging contacts and with a commitment of future collaboration.