Kaumal Baig, Anatomical Sciences (2018)
Being a part of the University of Edinburgh’s Postgraduate Certificate in Anatomical Sciences has been an excellent experience.
I decided to apply for the programme as I had always found anatomy fascinating as an undergraduate, both theoretically and artistically. Studying Anatomical Sciences with the University of Edinburgh has allowed me to appreciate the whole breadth of the beauty of anatomy, as I had only been confined to the head and neck previously.
I graduated from University College Cork, Ireland with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2017. Since then I have been enjoying my clinical work and continued postgraduate study with Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. I am currently working as a senior house officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the NHS. I have also gained experience with anatomical art and scientific illustration since being an undergraduate student.
The programme is really well-structured, with a diverse range of multi-media teaching. I found the tutors extremely helpful and friendly, and looked forward to hearing from them every Monday morning. Being given access to Acland’s Atlas of Anatomy videos was an excellent feature of the course, and helped me with visualising the course content. The course also allowed me to develop my scientific writing, and I found feedback on my essays very personalised and comprehensive.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time studying Anatomical Sciences with the University of Edinburgh and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about anatomy. Thank you to my classmates and tutors for making it an incredible learning experience!