Monday, September 28, 2009


Last Sunday for the third time I lectured some 24 students, mostly females, of Bachelor of Animal Science Programme over in University Darul Iman, Kuala Terengganu (just in front of Hospital Kuala Terengganu) on Animal Anatomy.

There was a change in schedule that morning. I was supposed to conduct practical sessions on Endocrine system in the morning and Cardiovascular system in the afternoon.

As there was nothing very much of endocrine tissues were left intact in the goat cadavers, Dr Aziz suggested that I gave a lecture on Blood, Lymphatics and Immune system in the morning and Cardiovascular system for the afternoon practical.

Luckily I was ready for the lecture. The lecture went as planned. Students seemed interested and to my surprise many of them do not know what a lymph node and a spleen was.

There was a Hari Raya party organized by the new cafetaria operator, so I was informed and invited to join in. I did join in for a nasi minyak treat.

After lunch I visited Pok Su Mat over in Lorong Budiman. He and Mok Su Joh were both excited for my visit. They were Diyana's and Syakirin's caretakers when we rented their house next door.

The Cardiovascular system practical went well with the students. To my surprise I was very successful in opening up the heart and show them the way the blood flow through the heart, the pericardium, epicardium, myocardium, endocardium, the atrio-ventricular valves, the semi-lunar valves, the aorta, the vena cava, etc etc

Hj Alias had managed to get me an entire entrails of cattle lung, heart, kidneys, liver and spleen and three hearts for the practicals.

So, I managed to show them what a spleen, a lymph node and a thymus looked like. Strangely I could not find the adrenals.

My last assignment for the semester would be on the 11 October. There will be a test in the morning and practical sessions on Lymphatics, may be Endocrine system in chickens and Avian Digestive and Respiratory systems in the afternoon.

For the test I had passed the questions to Dr Aziz in the morning.

Well, I guessed I'm beginning to like it...may be this will be what I'll do after retirement next year...


Aiman Amani said...

Dear Uncle Azahar,

Why didn't Uncle tell me that Uncle went to Terengganu. I was still in Terengganu last Sunday and we could have meet each other...

azahar said...

Sorry, I did not know that you're in KT.

Masa lunch break sempat juga uncle visit Pok Su Mat, tuan rumah sewa yg kami duduk dulu...

azahar said...

I will again be in KT on 11 October