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NST Part II PDN Anatomy Projects

Year 3 pre-clinical students may do either an experimental research project or a library-based project, under supervision.

Research: Part II projects

Each year anatomical projects are offered to students reading NST Part II PDN. The findings are written up in the form of a research report of up to 8,500 words.

 

2016-17

Projects to be undertaken

In collaboration with Mr Ahid Abood, Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Max Stewart (SID)

  • Detailed characterisation of the neurovascular anatomy of the anterolateral thigh flap used in plastic and reconstructive surgery

 

In collaboration with Mr Vijay Santhanam, Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Milan Kapur (K) and Rahul Shah (G)

  • Determination of a reliable anatomical landmark for identification of the mandibular foramen

 

In collaboration with Dr Teresa Tiffert, Professor Jonathan Brown and Mr Charles West

Amanda Choo (M) and Eunice Wong (CTH)

  • Investigation of the mechanical properties and histological features of the ileocaecal valve

 

In collaboration with Ms Emily Evans and Mr Robert Whitaker

Samantha Summers (M)

Part II BBS: Ali Alam (JE) and Eleanor Cox (EM)

  • Aspects of Anatomical Illustration
  • (a) Investigation and evaluation of the transition from hand-drawn to computer generated images
  • (b) Critical analysis of the increasing use of anatomical art in popular culture

 

In collaboration with Dr Matthew Mason

Prabhvir Marway (T)

  • Structure and variability in the human inner ear

 

2015-16

Projects completed

In collaboration with Mr Jai Chitnavis, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cambridge Knee Clinic

Two projects investigating the clinical features of patients with meniscal tears of the knee

Isabelle Terry (PEM)

  • Clinical and magnetic resonance (MRI) correlations in patients with symptomatic meniscal tears of the knee

Samuel Webb (SE)

  • A critical evaluation of the clinical features of patients presenting for elective surgery to treat meniscal tears

 

In collaboration with Dr Josh Nall, Curator of Modern Sciences, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

One BBS dissertation topic investigating aspects of anatomical education in Cambridge

Rituja Kamble (DOW)

  • Evaluation of the Pedagogical Approaches to Anatomical Education in post-1830s Cambridge

 

2014-15

Projects completed

In collaboration with Dr Michelle Spear, formerly Deputy Clinical Anatomist, Cambridge and with invaluable assistance from Mr Martin Clayton, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle; Professor Sachiko Kusukawa, Faculty of History; and Dr Ron Philo, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Texas

Two projects comparing the anatomical works of Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius

Rachel Scott (SE)

  • Critical evaluation of the depiction of abdominopelvic viscera in the anatomical works of Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius (abstract)

Oral presentation at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 14-16 December 2015

Emma Sewart (K)

  • Comparative analysis of methodologies employed by Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius in their studies of craniospinal anatomy (abstract)

Poster presentation at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 14-16 December 2015

 

In collaboration with Professor Jonathan Brown and Dr Michelle Spear

Two projects investigating the looping patterns in colonoscopies performed using ScopeGuide

Jacob Lam (JE) and James Wilkinson (CTH)

  • Real-time analysis of the frequency distributions of looping patterns of the colon during colonoscopy (abstract)

Oral presentation at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 14-16 December 2015

  • Configurations of colonic segments in undisturbed cadaveric abdomens and the implications for difficulties encountered in colonoscopy (abstract)

Poster presentation at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 14-16 December 2015

Further research arising from this project has led to a poster presentation at the British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting 20-23 June 2016

  • Analysis of looping patterns in colonoscopy using ScopeGuide; their relation to completion times and configurations in cadaveric colons