Your Body Your Consent - a workshop on medical ethics

Developed by RCPath Fellows and public engagement staff, Your Body Your Consent is a tried-and-tested workshop, which introduces secondary school students to ethical issues surrounding the Human Tissue Act of 2004. The how-to videos and accompanying resources below offer a step by step guide for pathologists, schools and other organisers who would like to run the two-hour workshop with young people (recommend age range is 15+). Find out more in the welcome video.

How to run a Your Body Your Consent event

The links to each of the 3 how-to videos below are the quickest and easiest way to find out what steps you need to take to run this workshop. Speakers on the videos include Professor Mark Wilkinson, who has been involved in developing and delivering Your Body Your Consent with the College’s public engagement team over the past few years. There are also some thoughts from both new and experienced facilitators, so the videos are an extremely useful tool if you have not run an event like this before. 

Resources you need to run this workshop

You can download resources below to help you successfully plan and deliver Your Body Your Consent.

If you would like help in recruiting pathologists to volunteer as facilitators, contact the public engagement team: [email protected]


The video of the full lecture, discussion and plenary session is below. This can be used as a resource in its own right, to share with schools and universities. It may also be helpful for those thinking of setting up an event like this, to see what the event looks like in practice.

Finally, don't forget these important pages before planning your event.