Notre Dame’s Health T Level students visited Thackray Museum of Medicine on October 17.
The Museum now has eleven permanent galleries that take visitors on a journey through time, following the story of medicine from “the grimy, disease-ridden slums of Victorian Leeds to the cutting edge of tomorrow’s medical technology.” Our students watched gruesome operations taking place in a 19th-century operating theatre, visited a 70s-style sexual health clinic, and discovered the medical innovations that changed the world.
Hannah Deighton, teacher of Health and Social Care, said, “The museum is keen to exhibit the hard work, commitment and dedication of health professionals, and inspire the next generation of health heroes. Our visit included a one-hour workshop on The Legacies of our Medical Past. The trip complemented the T Level curriculum by providing students with the opportunity to learn using a wide range of exciting activities and learning experiences. Thank you to the Museum for providing such a memorable experience.”
One of the students who attended said, “The trip to the medical museum was very informative and allowed me to gain more knowledge on the history of medicine - whilst still being able to get involved physically. I enjoyed learning and understanding how surgery and other medical treatments progressed over time.”