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Haptico-Visual Observation & Drawing Workshop

Date: 23 February 2018
Venue: UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
Time: 09h00 to 16h30

Course fee is R 1 900 per person (refreshments included)
CPD points = 6 Units | Level 1

This is a one day workshop aimed at all medical professionals and educators, to introduce the benefit of a multi-sensory observation method which results in closer observation and cognitive memorisation of a 3-dimensional object (such as an anatomical part). This method, which includes touch (haptics) and drawing, is known as Haptico-Visual Observation and Drawing (HVO&D).

Participants will be guided through a series of exercises that will enable them to understand and practise this observation method. The result is that each participant will be able to observe and draw capably using this approach.

This observation method has benefits in a number of medical science fields including:

  • complementing the analysis of MRI, CT scan and X-ray images, by increasing the viewer’s cognitive 3-D spatial awareness of the volume of the anatomy under examination.
  • forensic pathology, to complement physical examination, diagram documentation and 3-D cognitive spatial visualisation and recall, in combination with full body X-ray imaging.
  • cognitive 3-D observation when palpating any area of the human body during examination.
  • as a complement to anatomy studies for MBChB students and anatomists.

The course is presented by Leonard Shapiro, an experienced drawing teacher and workshop facilitator, who developed the method. The method has been taught to MBChB students at the University of Cape Town as well as anatomists at Newcastle University (UK).

The course will be held at the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences in Anzio Road, Observatory.

NOTE: You need absolutely NO drawing experience to participate in this workshop. All materials will be provided.

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A certificate of attendance will be given to participants of the course. The course is limited to 12 participants.

To register email ce.administration@uct.ac.za or more information contact leonard.shapiro@uct.ac.za.

Registration closes Friday 9 February 2018.