Professor Judith Hall, Professor of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine at Cardiff Medical School introduces the Inside Information workshop, which she will be co-presenting alongside anatomist Dr Tracey Wilkinson and Welsh National opera singer Ros Evans.
Staff from Cardiff University's School of Medicine are working closely with Clod Ensemble to produce a vibrant, innovative educational event. The role of Tracy Wilkinson and myself as academics and clinicians is to explain just one tiny aspect of human anatomy: the lungs and throat. These go together, of course, to get oxygen into the body, get rid of waste carbon dioxide and keep up alive, but they also give us a meaningful voice.
Coming to the 'Inside Information' work shop is a great opportunity to see modern medical teaching in action. We will use high fidelity patient simulators to mock up a life-threatening problem which patients suffer. There will be anatomy so we can see the real thing, plus a practical understanding of breathing and voice provided by opera singer Ros Evans.