Amy Purohit and Cathy Purohit
Medical School Introduction to what you need to do
“What is First Aid and what do I need to do”
Hannah Osborne & Sophie Bennett
RCHT Paediatric clinical Research
Nursing and experiences of nursing in Africa
Claire Kent & Nicola Penrose
Veterinary Nursing – Practical bandaging session
Dr Jim Huddy
“Pain is inevitable – suffering is optional”.
Dr Jim Huddy divides his time between two medical professions; as a GP of Perranporth Surgery, and also a hospital specialist, working in the Endoscopy Department. He will describe his training and journey to the current position he is in today. He will then go on to describe the interest he’s developed over the last few years into the concept of “overdiagnosis” which is a term describing how modern medicine can sometime be considered “too much” because it encroaches on patients who feel well, and can sometimes do a lot of harm. This overdiagnosis concept has spurred Dr Huddy into his work on chronic pain with hospital specialists, he has seen that the use of strong painkilling drugs has brought so much misery with little benefit to so many people.
The second part of this lecture will be the real story of one of Dr Huddy’s patients. Dr Huddy will describe her case and her recovery, following which she will be able to answer a few of the audience’s questions.
Operating Theatre LIVE returns bigger and better to Truro High School
We are delighted to announce that Truro High School is once again to host “Operating Theatre Live” – a fantastic event for aspiring medics from all over Cornwall. This year’s programme is bigger and better than ever before with a host of new workshops, never yet presented in the county. The one-day workshop will take place at school on Saturday 4 November and will give 60 delegates the chance to follow an in-depth medical course, set in a mobile operating theatre.
The workshop is open to all those from Year 9 and Year 10 and is ideal for those considering applying for university to study medicine, dentistry, health courses or the biosciences. Over the course of the day, delegates will work with real anatomical specimens with each section of the day linking back to GCSE and A level Biology specifications with careers in health/medicine as a focus.
“This is the best STEM teaching resource I’ve ever seen” -UCL Academy, London
The day at Truro High School will include:
Introduction to medicine and patient care, HIV ELIA, Blood Testing, Basic human anatomy, Preparing anaesthetics, The GI tract, The cardiovascular system, The respiratory system, The nervous system, Amputation
Anatomy Lab Live heads to Truro High School
We are delighted to announce that Truro High School is to host “Anatomy Lab Live” – a fantastic event for aspiring medics from all over Cornwall. The one-day workshop will take place at school on Sunday 5 November and will give students the chance to follow an in-depth medical course, bringing human anatomy to life. The VIVIT Experience CORE is ideal for Year 11 GCSE and A Level students looking to develop and secure the understanding of principles of human anatomy and physiology.
The event will see the school transformed into an operational pathology lab with students taking part in a live, interactive post-mortem experience under the watchful eye of Senior Trainer Samuel Piri.
The workshop aims to make the experience as realistic as possible for the students involved and makes use of samples from swine anatomy which are harvested ahead of being moved into VIVIT – a life size synthetic cadaver which is then dissected to teach the structure and function of the human body.
The workshop is open to all those from Year 11 to Year 13 and is ideal for those considering applying for university to study medicine, dentistry, health courses or the biosciences.
Over the course of the day, delegates will work with real anatomical specimens with each section of the day linking back to A level Biology specifications with careers in health/medicine as a focus.
Dr Marvin Firth
Veterinary surgeon – Equine and small animals
Basic Life Support
Dawn Kingston – First Aid Training
The route to counselling and undertaking a degree in psychology
Dr David Harris – Veterinary Surgeon
It is increasingly being recognised across the world that the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems are deeply and inextricably entwined. As a result, there are many crises where doctors, or vets, or environmentalists alone cannot resolve the problem.
The One Health movement is a response to this, seeking to bring professionals from all spheres together to address potential or existing risks that originate at the animal-human-ecosystem interface. Whether the patient is a human from Hong Kong, a rain forest in sub-Saharan Africa, or a dog in the UK, the problems and often the solutions are the same.
In this short lecture, Dr David Harris MRCVS, a vet and lecturer at Cornwall College, will introduce the idea and importance of One Health, in particular focussing on: Emerging Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance, Zoonoses and Anthroponoses and Barriers to One Health
David will be available afterwards to answer questions on One Health or veterinary medicine and science more generally.
WAMS (Widening Access to Medical School)
Asthma Workshop – developed and delivered by medical students from Plymouth University
Jenna Chowney & Gemma Burley
An insight into the role of an NHS Dietitian with specific examples from Gemma Burley – Lead Dietitian for Paediatric Diabetes and Jenna Chowney – Lead Dietitian for Home Enteral Feeding
Jon Bennett – Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies at Peninsula Dental School (Plymouth University) & Olivia Barnard – 4th Year Dental Student
Dentistry – A Day in the life of a dental student, admissions criteria, and career opportunities
Dr Jim Evans
Local General Practitioner, and helping deliver General Practice Training in Cornwall to Junior Doctors for Health Education England
Career path of a General Practitioner, and training Junior Doctors
Mental Health First Aid Course for Sixth Form Students
WAMS – Widening Access to Medical School
Diabetes Workshop – developed and delivered by medical students from Plymouth University
Dr Rachel Roberts
General Practitioner and Teacher of Medical Ethics to Exeter Medical Students
Medical Ethics (including discussions in ethics of the beginning of life, the end of life, general principles of medical ethics, – helpful with interview practice)
WAMS – Widening Access to Medical School
Basic Life Support workshop – developed and delivered by medical students from Plymouth University
Dr Louise Belfield
“Colonised: Life in the microbial empire”
Our speaker, Dr Louise Belfield is a lecturer in biomedical sciences at the Peninsula Dental School (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry), with teaching interests including immunology, cell biology, cell signalling and microbiology. As well as her involvement in the planning and delivery of the new 5 year BDS degree, Louise also carries out research in oral immunology. Our evening will consist of one of Louise’s specialist research topics which will give us all a new insight into our own bacteria!
Microbial cells outnumber ours 10:1. Microbial genes outnumber ours 100:1: We are mostly microbe. In this lecture, we will explore the impact of our microscopic hitchhikers on our own health – how they can keep us well, how they can make us sick, and how we can work with them to build a mutually beneficial society. Visiting the most intriguing microbial niches in the human body, we will examine how researchers and clinicians are developing novel treatments and diagnostics by targeting the microbiome. Finally, we will look at what we can do to manage our microbes and live a healthy life in the microbial empire.
Sophie Slater & Marcus Slater
Visual Impairment Workshop: ‘What does being blind look like?’
An insight into conditions including cataracts and macular degeneration