Health & Social Care visit The Old Operating Theatre Museum

On the 8th and the 15th of October 2019, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care groups visited the Old Operating Theatre Museum in Guy's Hospital. The students and staff, Rosanna and Joe, found the Museum interesting and important in regards to health and social care and what is being taught in the subject area. The museum is the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe.

The students attended a surgical demonstration presented within the original architecture of the old operating theatre of St. Thomas’s Hospital of 1822 on operations and surgery that took place without anaesthetic, only the odd swig of brandy or whisky to ease the pain of having one of your limbs or gall stones removed or impending death.

IMG 6531b

Two of our students, Jasmine and Sherika, participated in the demonstration which was watched by members of the public who were visiting the museum, particularly interesting was how midwifery has advanced over the past 60 years and the wider choices parents-to-be now have.

IMG 6464b

The impact of the visit ensured that the students learnt about the advancement of medicine and surgery from the 18th Century to present, the information and knowledge gained will support a range of units such as Unit 5 Anatomy and Physiology and Unit 23 Complementary Therapies in H&SC.

Rosanna and Joe want to thank all the students for their participation, fantastic behaviour on the day and their knowledge of health and social care which they shared with members of the public in the demonstration. A well-deserved brunch took place in China Town before the visit to start the day.

Here are what the students thought;

Ashante and Adjwoa: "The day was brilliant, we learnt so much about how the NHS has developed and the reasons for it being there."

Jasmin: "I definitely want a career in Health and Social Care, I think I can make a difference and would enjoy the challenge."

Shivonne: "I enjoyed the demonstration, it really informed me how far we have come in terms of medicine and surgery."

Russ Lawrance, Principal said " This visit provided our students with an excellent opportunity to actively engage with the history of medicine and methods of old. What a great way to enhance their BTEC Health & Social Care studies here at Haringey Sixth Form College. Thanks again to our magnificent staff for extending these additional opportunities for our amazing students."

IMG 6454b

-----------------------------

Applications

For students who are looking to apply for September 2020, please click here

If you need a paper application form, please click here

Please complete the form as accurately as possible. All courses are for students aged 16 to 18 years old as at 31 August 2019.

#DiscoverTheDifference at our #H6Experience Open Events:

(Please click on a date you wish to attend where you will be able to register for a time slot)

Saturday 7th December 2019 10am, 11am, 12pm
Wednesday 12th February 2020 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
Saturday 7th March 2020 10am, 11am, 12pm

Keep up to date by following us:

Twitter - @Haringey6thForm
Instagram - @Haringey6thForm

Haringey Sixth Form College
White Hart Lane
Tottenham
London
N17 8HR

Tel. 020 8376 6000
Email : info@haringey6.ac.uk