A new anatomy centre next to Gozo General Hospital in Malta is scheduled to complete this September, as artist’s impressions of the development are released by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.
Carrying a bespoke design for a modern anatomy centre, the building will be equipped with the most up-to-date facilities to support anatomy and clinical skills teaching.
The unique facility will be the focus of teaching activity at Queen Mary's Malta campus from September 2018, in time for Year 2 medical students to continue their anatomy studies and for the new intake of first year students. The building will also provide office accommodation for academic, technical and administrative staff.
A central feature of the building is its anatomy lab where students will undertake practicals and tutors will lead demonstrations using anatomical specimens and models. The lab will include a dedicated area for learning anatomy through dissection, and will be equipped with facilities for showing clinical images, videos of surgical procedures and specialised computer imaging.
The building also has a central courtyard, which will provide an outdoor space for students and staff.
The development is part of the ongoing construction work for a new medical school at Gozo General Hospital, which is due to be completed in Spring 2019.
Professor Anthony Warrens, Dean for Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, said: “We are delighted to see our new state-of-the-art anatomy centre taking shape. These facilities combined with the high-quality educational programme which we’re already delivering, will give our students the very best start to their medical careers and help train the next generation of doctors.”
Dr Nadine Delicata, Chief Operating Officer at Steward Health Care Malta, said: “Steward Malta is honoured to have Barts onsite within the Gozo Hospital campus, and we are looking forward to contributing toward the education of medical students at Barts. Together both institutions can work to further improve the quality of care delivered to patients of Malta and Gozo.”
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