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Live dissection gives unprecedented STEM opportunity

Published: June 27, 2017

Cornwall College Saltash

Students from Saltash have been given a unique insight into the world of anatomy with a live dissection.

Held at the Keay Theatre at Cornwall College St Austell, the post mortem show visited 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.”

Access to Higher Education Student at Cornwall College Saltash, Katie-Roxanne Carswell, said the first thing that hit her “was the excitement and buzz from everyone who was attending the event.”

“We have studied human biology and biochemistry for nearly nine months, and this opportunity presented us with the opportunity to amalgamate the knowledge we have acquired on the access course with real hands on experience.”

Lecturer for Access to Higher Education at Cornwall College Saltash, Norma Barrett, said the event “gave the students a ‘hands-on’ experience on anatomy of the human body.”

“The day was incredibly well received by the students who all said they felt they had put theory into practice.”


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