The Queen Mary University of London, as announced today that a new anatomy centre next to the Gozo General Hospital in Victoria is scheduled to be completed this September.
Artist’s impressions of the development have been released by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.
The University said “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.”
It went on to explain “the unique facility will be the focus of teaching activity 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 University went on to say that 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, “w 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.”
“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,” said Dr Nadine Delicata, Chief Operating Officer at Steward Health Care Malta.
Queen Mary University of London is a world-leading research-intensive university with over 25,000 students representing more than 160 nationalities.
A member of the prestigious Russell Group, it works across the humanities and social sciences, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering, with inspirational teaching directly informed by our research.
In the most recent exercise that rated research in the UK, the University was ranked 5th in the country for the proportion of research outputs that were world-leading or internationally excellent.
Queen Mary’s history dates back to 1785, with the foundation of the London Hospital Medical College. Its history also encompasses the establishment of the People’s Palace in 1887, which brought accessible education, culture and recreation to the East End of London.