Cadaveric Anatomy Session - MCh (Orth) Dundee

A cadaveric anatomy teaching session for the UDOTS MCh (Orth) programme took place on Tuesday 9th March 2021. This session was introduced to the syllabus for the first time in 2020 prior to the Covid-19 lockdown in March.

This two-hour cadaveric session concentrated on prosection of the upper limb and was led by Mr Luke Reid from the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). They were expertly given a refresher session on upper limb anatomy and dissection but with the distinct advantage of using Thiel Cadavers and all the benefits this process brings due to the retained flexibility of the body.

This was the first F2F teaching session and the first time the MCh (Orth) students have come together as a group since arriving for their studies in Dundee in January.

Photographic Element

Please note that due to strict adherence to Thiel copyright and legal agreement we are obviously restricted as to what imagery we can show in the public domain. This shot was taken in the lab room prior to work on the cadavers.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director of UDOTS, stated:

“I’m delighted that we were once again able to run this valuable session during the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. This has been a huge effort by many people, and I’d particularly like to thank Luke Reid, Tyler Halliwell, Claire Cunningham and Professor Tracey Wilkinson at CAHID for their continued support of the MCh (Orth) Dundee degree.

Having access to Thiel cadavers is unique to the Dundee MCh (Orth) degree and it gives our students the rare opportunity to be taught using cadavers that mimic lifelike tissue handling. It may have been some time since surgeons have had the opportunity to revisit what they learned many years ago, and in most cases in their first year of medical school, so I hope you all enjoyed the session.

Finally, I’d like to state my gratitude to all those who generously and voluntary bequeath their bodies to medical science for anatomical examination, research, education and training. Their generosity and pioneering spirit only go to benefit future generations.”



“The anatomy session was great.”

“Mr Luke was very helpful and friendly and was able to cover almost all parts of the upper limb.”