The upcoming semester starts on October 12th, only five days before my birthday. It will be tough. Very tough. Two weeks with the topic „Blood“, followed by seven (!) weeks immuology and afterwards five more weeks of sexuality and endocrinology (hormones). Actually, it’s the first time I ever learned something in advance (immunology), because I expected it to be hard stuff. But that’s no what bothers me right now.
I enrolled for a one-week dissecting course beginning next week, the last week of the holiday. Since, in the „Reformstudiengang“, (reformated study) there is actually no need for such courses how they have them in the regular study it is optional for us „Reform students“ to enrol in such holiday courses. The topic will be: „Upper limb“, which is actually the whole shoulder, the arm and the hand. Everyone who has heard about hand surgery knows the difficulties about that…
I suppose it will be fun, however, the few times we actually had lessons with corpses allow this presumption. But of course every participant will have to have the corresponding anatomical knowledge. There is no sense in dissecting if you don’t know what to look for, what to avoid – and what to do, as well. Guess what I did for the whole last few months of my holiday? Anyway, nothing to learn all this anatomical stuff.
So the course starts in three days and I am sitting here cramming the whole subject. I feel like my head could explode at any moment. That’s ok, it would be interesting because I don’t know much about the anatomy of the head, either.
No, really, there are so many details you have to keep in mind. All those bloody ligaments of the hand – there are fifteen, just the simplified version, of course. But that’s not all, there are plenty bones, joints, muscles, vessels, nerves, tendon sheaths and bursas; each of them meant to be known by its name, with its pieces and its points, its function and of course typical injuries and diseases.
We‘ll see if anyone notices that I am not that good prepared as I am supposed to.
PS: I will take Swedish classes next semester. (It’s free and hosted by the university, you could even enrol for nude painting.) Stockholm left me with such a huge heap of impressions that I will definitely return this or no later than next year. Sverige, jag älskar dig!
PPS: After having learned everything about the shoulder and the upper arm I got excited to learn some basic Swedish online. This site says the nouns have no declinations and the verbs have no conjugation. Swedish will definitely be the language with the easiest grammar I ever learned.
Current mood: Subdued panic
Currently listening to: The XX - Infinity