Julian Baker and Guests
A ten day intensive human dissection masterclass
St Andrews School of Medicine, Fife, Scotland July 15th – 25th 2018 TBC
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The facility at St Andrews is a brand new state of the art building, beautifully lit, and set on the East Coast of Scotland, a few hundred yards away from the beach. We have arranged for self catering accommodation to be available for delegates this year, in student hub housing, enabling costs to be kept down. This can only be booked through us when enrolling on the course. There are however no end of excellent hotels, B&Bs and apartments in St Andrews, as well as a very cheap hostel. Please ask for details when enrolling. All dissection courses are open to bodyworkers or other suitable qualified or experienced practitioners. You will be asked to provide a brief CV on application.
Julian Baker has been running dissection courses for five years and teaching hands on body work for over 25. A skilled presenter and lecturer, he is renowned for his sense of humour and ability to see a different side to most subjects. Julian claims to be a facilitator rather than an anatomist. “I’m learning the job every single time I do it wrong.” he says.
In order to keep costs down and the class as accessible as possible, each year we book out student flats at the David Russell apartments. Each flat has five en-suite bedrooms and a shared, well equipped kitchen and lounge, where you can socialise or not as you wish. The apartments are a ten minute walk from the beach and the medical school and have proved enormously popular over the last few years.
St Andrews is a beautiful town, and has a wide variety of eating places to cater for all pockets and has a lively feel to its historic streets.
On Thursday or Friday, weather depending, we will all head off for a barbecue on the beautiful sandy beach that sweeps along the bay, made famous in the film Chariots of Fire. Rumours of an international soft ball tournament for 2017 have also surfaced!
On the Saturday night we book a local restaurant then head off for Scottish country dancing (numbers dependent), where everyone has the chance to let their hair down before a well deserved day off on the Sunday.
Each morning a group session discusses what will be happening that day, and reflects on the experiences of the previous session. We will explain what is happening each day, and will lead dissections at certain points. There will also be specialist guest lecturers who will give short presentations on their specialist subject as it relates to the days projects.
The group will also have additional tutors on hand to assist and guide. Breaks through the day will allow for tea, coffee and of course lunch to be taken.
Most dissection classes are five days long and whilst these are an amazing experience, there is sometimes the feeling on the last day, that there is lots left to explore. With the ten day class, there is the opportunity to have a day off, reflect on the week, then start again on the Monday. People are able to bring their own ideas and projects to class as well and have the luxury of time to be able to fully engage with areas of interest.
“It changed so much for me, it’s hard to explain right now. The five day dissection allowed me to fully understand what I have been feeling all these years. It’s a must for all hands on therapists. I’ll be back!” JL Massage Therapist