Live vivisection gives unprecedented STEM opportunity

15 Jun 2017

· Students understand anatomy behind their subjects
· Synthetic human cadaver creates sense of real autopsy

(ST AUSTELL, CORNWALL: 15/06/17): Students from St Austell have been given a unique insight into the world of anatomy with a live dissection.

Held at the Keay Theatre, the post mortem show visited Cornwall College St Austell to give attendees an unforgettable experience.

Using a semi synthetic human cadaver named VIVIT, director of The ITAE Group Samuel Piri explained that VIVIT exists to support teachers in enriching the teaching of science and STEM subjects.

Samuel guided an audience of staff and students through a fascinating exploration of the intricate anatomical makeup of the human body.

“VIVIT is the world’s only semi-synthetic human cadaver and allows us to contextualise human anatomy and aid understanding,” he said.

“The students really engaged with the event, clearly bringing their wider experience and studies together as they analysed the anatomy and developed explanations to some of the diseases.”

Lecturer Sally Marlow, who also organised the event said; “this type of learning deepens there understanding giving them the visual images they need to piece information together in a fun interactive environment I would really recommend to anyone studying anatomy and physiology.”

Student Wendy Poole said it “was an amazing learning experience”.

“It truly exceeded my expectations and I'd recommend this as ‘an absolute must’ to anyone learning anatomical science.”

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