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 television companies in the production of documentaries.

The work developed by students on this year’s course includes Adriana Lippy’s animation showing the process of acute inflammation, which will be used to help teach medical students. Jessica Hsiung has developed an interactive iBook for patients of the Whipple operation, in which tumours are removed from the pancreas.

“Animations can be a really powerful communications tool, allowing people to get a better picture of things which are complex or which can’t normally be fully observed,” said Adriana, who came to study at Dundee from Seattle.

“This animation I have done shows the process or acute inflammation and was created for the University of Dundee School of Medicine. It will be shown to first year medical and dental students in pathology classes, and the early responses I have had from the medics have been really positive.”

Jessica Hsiung’s iBook is an interactive tool giving patients relevant information from pre-operation to post-surgery, explaining clearly what the process involves through use of animation, video and text.

“It is intended as an all-in-one information package, and consists of a 3D digital animation on the key surgical steps, as well as interactive images,” said Jessica, who is from Toronto. “The aim was to create a portable, accessible resource that engages the viewer and promotes better understanding and improved post-operative experience in patients compared to traditional text resources.

“Due to the complicated nature of the Whipple operation, it is often challenging for medical staff to explain information to patients. Through the use of visual, auditory and tactile means, this iBook may be used as a supplementary tool in a clinical environment to help clarify difficult concepts and ease emotional stress.”

Adriana and Jessica’s work, together with other students from the Medical Art course, can be seen at Masters Show 2015, which runs until Saturday August 29th in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University of Dundee.

Transformative design and visually stunning art from five of the UK’s most innovative and exciting postgraduate courses – MSC Animation & Visualisation, MFA Art & Humanities, MFA Art Society & Publics. MSC Forensic Art, MSC Medical Art – will be exhibited by over 50 students.

It follows on from the University’s record breaking Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show earlier this summer, which was viewed by 15,000 people over ten days in May.

The Masters Show will remain open until Saturday, 29th August. The exhibition is open from 10am-8pm on weekdays and from 10am-4pm at weekends.

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