Title: Thoracic viscera - anatomy and pathology through dissection

Date: 2 July 2020

Course leader: Dr David Parry

Cost: £205


About the course

The UCO have once again teamed up with world-renowned expert, Dr David Parry to deliver a unique course specialising in anatomy and pathology. You will have the rare opportunity to learn in the King’s College Dissecting Room and visit the prestigious Gordon Museum of Pathology. 

You shall be given a morning lecture that addresses the structure, function and anatomy of the thorax and its viscera. We shall also consider some pathological conditions that occur in or from the thoracic viscera.

After lunch you shall spend around two hours in a dissecting room, looking at cadaveric material pertinent to the thoracic region. You shall inspect and discuss the thorax: How the structures relate to its physiology and look at the cadavers in a view to teaching or reminding the learner of the thoracic visceral contents.

After a short break, you shall visit the world famous Gordon Museum. Here you will be guided through real pathological pots with case histories and get a chance to view and discuss these pathologies. You shall be shown a “beginners guide” to describing pathology.


Osteopathic practice standards (updated) and other CPD elements covered

B) Knowledge, skills and performance B1

Learning outcomes

The aim and objective of this course is simple, but provenly effective: Allow you exposure to three different learning landscapes, being exposed to the subject of the thorax, its viscera and related pathological examples. You shall be expertly guided in a non-didactic fashion in learning environments that allow every individual the scope to ask questions and fill the gaps in their own knowledge. 


09:30-12:00 Lecture (UCO)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Dissecting room (Guy’s hospital)
15:00-17:00 Pathology discussion at Gordon museum of pathology (King's College London - Guy's campus)

Course suitability

This course is suitable for all manual therapists.


About the course leader

Course leader Dr David Parry is a charismatic and expert lecturer who has unrivalled knowledge of anatomy and the effects that conditions can have on the body. He is medically qualified from King’s College and holds an additional honours medical science degree. He has taught in his specialist field for 23 years and lectures worldwide. He is also a Royal College of Surgeons examiner and is active in surgical, educational and human factors research. Dr Parry believes, “There is little more satisfying, humbling and honourable than being part of someone’s development”. 


Cancellation policy

The UCO regrets that no refunds can be made for cancelled places unless a substitute participant can be found.  The UCO cannot guarantee that any course will run.  In the event of your course being cancelled, all paid fees and deposits will be refunded in full.