Walsall College Health and Social Care students gained an in-depth understanding of human anatomy and physiology, when Anatomy Lab LIVE hosted its VIVIT experience – a live post-mortem and dissection event – that was organised by the College’s Aspire to HE.
Anatomy Lab LIVE is a popular touring anatomy event, inspiring and educating students and the general public about how the human body works. They bring together the best anatomists and practising medics to deliver events that are both interactive and informative.
The tour stopped at Walsall College between 20-21 June from 10am-3pm and was delivered by nationally acclaimed anatomist, Samuel Piri and his team of practising medics who performed a live dissection of the world’s only semi-synthetic human cadaver.
The specially built synthetic human body had an artificial shell that housed real internal organs. Live in a specially created anatomy lab at the event, the organs were removed and the fundamental biology that keeps humans alive was explained.
Health and Social students gained an understanding of how the body functions in a healthy individual and what happens when different disease states take hold, and also had the chance to put their questions to the academic team, as well as handle anatomical samples.
Alex Muhumuza, Project Manager for Aspire to HE, said: “We are delighted to have hosted this unique event, as it gave our students an opportunity to gain a real hands-on experience of human anatomy from a team of experienced industry professionals.”
Jo Parton, Head of Curriculum for Health and Social Care at Walsall College, said: “VIVIT experiences are special events aimed at students studying BTEC courses and looking to progress to careers in health, medicine or the bio sciences. They are specifically designed to match qualification specifications and aimed at helping students improve their understanding of human anatomy and physiology in preparation for exams and assignments.”
Walsall College offer a number of courses in Health and Social Care. For more information about enrolling on a course at Walsall College, please call 01922 657000.