Kids medical school

written by Janna Vink


On the morning of July 19th, an educational medical workshop organised by Anna took place as part of the Maastricht Summer Camp. The workshop introduced young minds to the world of medicine. The children learned one of the most important skills to be a good doctor, the art of listening with a stethoscope. The workshop started with a fun activity to train their listening skills. They were presented with boxes containing various objects and were tasked with guessing the sounds those objects made when shaken.

The workshop also featured a special guest, a local hospital doctor, who answered the kids' curious questions about the medical world. The doctor gave a demonstration of how the stethoscope is used on patients, explaining how it works and how it is used.

The highlight of the day was of course that the children could try it out themselves. Paired up, they took turns listening to each other's heartbeats, and stomachs experiencing the sounds that they make. To conclude the workshop, the children could grab a lab coat and crafted their own doctors' badges and stethoscopes from paper, resembling the first stethoscope invented by Laennec.

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The book “A Sensory Education” was also mentioned in David Howes’ new Sensory Studies Manifesto. Find this book here.

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You can find additional details regarding the workshops and overall program here.

You are welcome to join us anytime! Some of our events and free workshops require registration. Apply for the workshops here.

Anna and Kaisu before the evening talk; the set-up

The podcast was recorded just before the Training the Senses lecture on the 17th May 2022.

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In this seminar, Anna explored how spatial imagination is taught in the specific setting of the medical school. She discussed the physical, sensory learning that the Making Clinical Sense research team encountered in medical schools in Ghana, Hungary, and the Netherlands. She explored the practices, places, and objects used by teachers in crafting spatial imaginations and what these materials do. In her talk she showed that this type of learning opens up a different kind of knowledge compared to virtual and online educational environments.

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This discussion was of much interest to ethnographers, qualitative researchers, and other scientists looking to share datasets in a meaningful way.

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