“After completing an undergraduate in Anatomy and Structural Biology at the University of Otago in New Zealand, I applied to study the MSc in Human Anatomy at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). I wanted to gain a complex understanding of human anatomy and to learn about it in a way that would eventually help me to pursue a career in teaching. The MSc in Human Anatomy at CAHID has been perfect for this!
“The structure of the course is really good. Full body dissections are incorporated into the programme and you are able to use the Thiel cadaver facility and learn dissection techniques first hand. You learn so much with Thiel embalmed cadavers because of their flexible and life-like quality, and CAHID is one of only a few institutions in the world that works with this pioneering technique.
“I am hoping to continue my studies with a PhD at CAHID as I have such particularly interested in Thiel embalming and the way in which the technique opens up so many unchartered areas of research. Ideally my PhD will focus on the clinical aspects of cadaver research, using cadavers to simulate what can occur in ER situations.
“All of the lecturers at CAHID are very friendly and the small class sizes mean that it is easy to get to know people on your course and to make new friends. There are often opportunities to take part in research collaborations with student and staff from areas such as forensics, and there are always exciting and ground-breaking projects happening at CAHID. I am really enjoying living in the city too. Dundee is small and the University campus is right in the centre of the city which gives it a strong sense of community. Being able to go everywhere by foot and the stunning local landscapes is a real bonus too.”