28 Aug 2015

Last chance to see Masters Show 2015

Tomorrow (Sat 29th August) is the last chance to see the University of Dundee’s Masters Show 2015, with work from one of the world’s leading centres for education in medical art on display. Students come from around the globe to study the medical art postgraduate course which is offered by the University’s world renowned Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification. Medical art encompasses a wide range of applications from patient communication and information to medical teaching and training. It is also used by the pharmaceutical industry to aid in explanation of their products and by tel...

27 Aug 2015

VFX Masters students form industry connections

While the Masters Show 2015 has been wowing visitors to the University of Dundee, one group of exhibiting students have been touring some of the UK’s top visual effects (VFX) studios to plan the next step in their careers. Fourteen students from the MSc Animation & Visualisation programme, whose work features in the Masters Show, have been paying a visit to big-name VFX studios in London including Framestore, Double Negative, Jellyfish Pictures, MPC and Industrial Light and Magic. This has enabled the students to hear first-hand what the studios expect from an applicant and what they look for in ...

VFX Masters students form industry connections

27 Aug 2015

Embrace emotions in social work, says academic

Rather than burying their own emotions, social workers should embrace and reflect upon them in order to provide better support for the vulnerable people they work with, according to a new book by a University of Dundee researcher. Dr Richard Ingram is Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean within the University’s School of Education & Social Work. His book, ‘Understanding Emotions in Social Work: Theory, Practice and Reflection’ is aimed at addressing a gap in current social work research. Most current social work literature focuses on theory, legislation and quantitative evidence but Dr ...

Embrace emotions in social work, says academic

26 Aug 2015

Patients wanted by medical school

The University of Dundee is recruiting volunteers to play the role of patients and help train the next generation of doctors, dentists and nurses. The University’s School of Medicine is appealing for members of the public to join its Patient Bank Programme in the Clinical Skills Centre at Ninewells Hospital. The Centre offers a realistic clinical setting for students to practice communication and practical skills and the facilities include consultation rooms, demonstration rooms and a simulation suite. Volunteers are asked to act as simulated patients in a variety of situations on their health journe...

Patients wanted by medical school

26 Aug 2015

Report calls for improved support for young adults with life-limiting conditions.

A new report compiled for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland calls for the need for improved training and ongoing support for young adults living with life-limiting conditions, their families and health and social care professionals. The report was commissioned by Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) to understand the life transitions of young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families. It found that the medical conditions of the young adults impacted on other aspects of their lives, such as aspirations and plans for the future, including education, employment and re...