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Improvements to Hodgkin Building anatomy facilities

The dissecting rooms and general classroom in the Hodgkin Building at Guy's Campus have been refurbished.

The dissecting rooms are some of the busiest in Europe with an annual footfall of more than 2000 students, and the general classroom is the most heavily used teaching space at King’s.

The upper dissecting room on the 3rd floor of the Hodgkin Building is used in the teaching of cadaver dissections. Cabinets have replaced wooden benches which will improve accessibility and better preserve the dignity of donated specimens.

The general classroom on the 1st floor of the Hodgkin building is used to study the brain, and has been refurbished so that it is more open plan. Wooden benches have been replaced with worktops which now double as wet lab surfaces and examination desks. There is also a 3D printing area.

A defined area for coat and bag storage has been created in the general classroom and there are now height-adjustable wheeled collaboration tables with flexibly mounted monitors. One bench is equipped with a Wolfvision hoop viewer which will be used as a teaching station. The student density has also been decreased by introducing additional rotations for large classes, which will improve the student experience.

Drew Graham, Infrastructure Project Manager, said: "These teaching spaces were refurbished so that we can continue to provide students with state-of-the-art facilities at King’s, and we have already had positive feedback from staff who use the space for their lectures."