Dr Marcela Bezdickova
Lecturer
Swansea University Medical School
Telephone: (01792) 606253
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Marcela has had a core interest in Human Anatomy for more than 15 years. She is one of the main anatomists within the Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) Programme at Swansea University Medical School since 2015. Through her expertise she utilises blended learning strategies in the progressive development of anatomy knowledge. Since 2016 Marcela has been appointed as a module lead for the PM-140 Anatomy module for the BSc Applied Medical Science degree program. As anatomy is her passion and especially 3D anatomy in anatomy lab, she organizes very popular extracurricular autumn and spring dissection courses for second year GEM students.  

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Dissection Courses
  • Medical Education

Publications

  1. & Dehiscent scar in the lower uterine segment after Caesarean section and IVF infertility treatment: A case report. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 158
  2. & The Incidence of Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Czech Children: the Importance of Early Detection of Insulin Resistance Using Homeostatic Indexes HOMA-IR and QUICKI. Physiol. Res. 62
  3. & Clinical anatomy aspects of functional 3D training-case study.. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 156
  4. & Distribution of nuclear receptors for steroid hormones in the human brain: a preliminary study. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 151
  5. & The relationship between morphological indicators of human body and posture. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 150

Teaching

  • PM-140 Anatomy

    This module will help to discover the anatomy of the human body in a systems based approach (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculo-skeletal, respiratory and nervous systems). Anatomy is a fundamental science and supports many areas of biology and medicine. As such, the topics chosen for this module are those most useful to other areas of biological science, with clinical significance. This module will be delivered through lectures and practical classes with demonstrators leading practical and self-studying activities. Support materials and laboratory space for self-directed learning, including prosections, plastic anatomical models, bones and skeletons, and computer based anatomical models will be available.

  • PM-239F Doctor as Scholar and Scientist 1

    This module provides medical students with the foundation of scientific knowledge, which is required for the practice of medicine. Focusing on the principle of the Doctor as Scientist and Scholar (Tomorrow's Doctors, GMC 2009), this module enables students to develop their scientific knowledge within a clinical context.

  • PM-257 Neuroscience

    In order to help students understand the biological basis for behavioural neuroscience and neurological disorders, this module seeks to integrate the multidisciplinary sciences - for example, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry - that have combined to build the emerging field of neuroscience. The aim is to gain a mechanistic and holistic knowledge of the nervous system that builds from the molecular, cellular and developmental, to the systems level. In addition to exploring normal function, this module will introduce common disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems in an integrated way. Students will be guided in exploring the scientific evidence around what is known and unknown and will be introduced to current research findings in the scientific literature.

  • PM-344 Capstone Project

    The aim of this module is to provide a capstone experience to students┬┐ learning, through participating in their own enquiry-based research project. Depending on the student's employability strand within the programme, the project may be laboratory, data, or education-based, but it will always involve a research question that is drawn from the literature, focused on a topic relevant to medical science. It will ask a novel research question and involve the critical analysis of research findings. Students will refine their oral and written communication skills to a graduate level through creating an introductory presentation on the project background, and a written dissertation and oral presentation on their research conclusions.

  • PM-349D Doctor as Scholar and Scientist 2

    This module further develops the student's scientific knowledge, building on the foundations laid in Year 1. Focusing on the principle of the Doctor as Scientist and Scholar (Tomorrow's Doctors, GMC 2009), this module enables students to enhance their scientific knowledge and understanding of its importance to clinical practice within a clinical context.

  • PM-358I Doctor as Scholar and Scientist 3

    This module enables medical students to integrate their scientific knowledge and clinical skills in order to apply it within the context of clinical practice, thus enhancing their ability to practice medicine. This module builds on the knowledge learned in the previous years, focusing on the notion of the Doctor as a Scientist and Scholar (Tomorrow's Doctors, GMC 2009).

  • PM-367C Doctor as Scholar and Scientist 4

    This module enables medical students to consolidate their scientific knowledge within the context of clinical practice, and prepares them for the Foundation Year training programme. This module builds on the knowledge learned in the previous years, focusing on the notion of the Doctor as Scientist and Scholar (Tomorrow's Doctors, GMC 2009).

  • PMZP01 Two days hands on human anatomy for health care professionals

    Two days hands on anatomy with cadavers aimed at professionals working in the fields of health care and allied health care. This CPD course will provide an extraordinary opportunity to examine, to explore or to revise anatomy using human cadavers in situ. Participants will be given introductory tutorial on donor system, ethics and safety principles when working with human tissue. Attendees will be engaged in recognizing human tissues and structures to learn about the composition and organisation of the human body. They will take part in practical dissection process under specialist supervision and will be led through each stage of dissection. All materials needed for the course will be provided on the day. The course is designed as practical training and will be held in anatomy dissection laboratory of Swansea University Medical School. Participants will be exposed to real human body conditions and they will learn and understand laboratory rules when working in human anatomy setting. Two day course will provide an exceptional opportunity to enhance and strengthen anatomical understanding and knowledge using 3D relationships of structures within human cadavers.