Manipal: Nexus of Learning

Our last week in Manipal I wanted to explore some of the particularly “educational” aspects of campus…what does that mean? Well that means that I explored the “Manipal University Stimulation Centre” and the Manipal Anatomy and Pathology Museum (MAP). Both were excellent. Below are some pictures.

*I warn those with a queasy stomach now, the pathology museum was amazing – to some the exhibits are awe-inspiring, to others they can be darn gross. Scroll to the bottom of the page warned. My friend Erica did a great job explaining and having pictures of even more exhibits in the museum – mine were just an overview. Take a look at them in her blog: here

The doors to the Simulation Centre, aptly named "Destination Manipal"

The doors to the Simulation Centre, aptly named “Destination Manipal”

you enter and first watch a video that is taken on a huge screen, it covers half the room in a large semi-circle. Then it opened, and you walked through the audio-visual exhibit.

The doors open, and you step inside. First you watch a between 4 students in the MIT food court on a huge screen, it covers half the room in a large semi-circle. Then it opened, and you walked through the audio-visual exhibit.

The movies were so entrancing I forgot to take pictures of them, but it was great to see what makes Manipal proud, and to learn a little about the history

The movies were so entrancing I forgot to take pictures of them, but it was great to see what makes Manipal proud, and to learn a little about the history

The audio-visual presentation was, as one of my friends put it - "this is the most magical"

The audio-visual presentation was, as one of my friends put it – “this is the most magical”

I also discovered this video, created by Manipal University, using the Summer of ’69 song. It is very cute story and it shows different aspects around campus! The commentary is great, my favorite line? “Medical students here love walking around in lab coats” – which is entirely true!

Besides the stimulation centre, the MAP was certain not to disappoint. Below are some pictures (building in the cover photo).

The museum was pristine, clean and well done

The museum was pristine, clean and well done. There were a large variety of views and diseases represented.

I was astounded by the different examples of different pathological diseases, especially in babies that they had dissected

I was astounded by the different examples of different pathological diseases, especially in babies that they had dissected

It was even more amazing to see different stages of development preserved

It was even more amazing to see different stages of development preserved. A Fetus at 3 months…in the embryonic sac.

It was amazing to see the different babies, and stages of development. As well as deformities, or even siamese twins.

It is hard to believe a baby grows so much in only 3 months…from the picture above.

Boards that described different diseases, such as diabetes

Boards that described different diseases, such as diabetes

worms

These were different sections of the intestines, and you can see different types of worms that were in peoples’ bodies. These range from small hookworms to large tapeworms.

The museum was amazing. There were so many other sections, ones showing different dissected aspects of the human body, ones showing different cancerous tumors, sections showing how different diseases attacked different aspects of the body. There was even a 12kg tumor that was removed from a 27 year old woman, after 9 months…she had thought that she was pregnant. As mentioned above, excellent explanations of other diseases can be seen on my friend’s blog: here. 

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