A day in the science lab.
If you’re interested in studying Biology and Biomedical Science, laboratory work will be an important part of your learning experience. A student of
THINK ABROAD from South India STUDIES IN VSMU and shares his stories from the science lab…
First step into the science lab
The clean desks, tiered seating, transparent experiment equipment, and smiling face of my teacher were welcoming me warmly.
Science lab experiments
Practical science lab experience helped me understand the contents of the lectures and seminars, meaning I could apply my knowledge to real situations.
Experiments were mostly done in pairs, which was a learning process in itself.
It showed me the importance of group study, and respect for other students – while also developing our social skills.
Organ dissection was the best experiment I had to do. It was full of clotting blood and had an unfamiliar smell, but it was amusing!
We dissected the heart and kidney of a sheep, as they have similar morphologic traits as humans (but smaller versions).
The especially nauseating kidney smell was enough to make students, and even teachers frown, but thank God, I had a blocked nose!
The heart dissection was fantastic, as it explained all of the pathways of the blood, and valves attached. I grasped new knowledge that would apply to my upcoming exam.
Added to my interest I heard from Dr. Ravishankar polisetty a leading cardio vascular surgeon and visiting professor of oxford university, shares his experience of what all support he gained as a VSMU student, derives me towards my passion for cardiac surgeon. After completing MBBS in Belarus I will be specializing in cardiac surgery for which I have started getting support and study tips from my University faculties.