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Students Experience Live Post-Mortem

Published 30 November
Science courses

TV’s scientific roadshow The Anatomy Lab visited Craven College this week with their Post-Mortem Live experience.

Stars of BBC and the Discovery Channel, The Anatomy Lab performed live autopsies in front of students studying science-based courses at the College, taking them inside the main anatomical structures to see and feel real organ specimens.

The Anatomy Lab delivers sessions to students studying at A level and GCSE levels, allowing them to immerse themselves in sessions developed to apply, analyse and evaluate anatomy, physiology and disease.

The dissection experience covered elements such as anatomical positions, technical dissection skills, full cranial cavity dissection, and further exploration into the head and neck, the thorax, and the abdomen.

Danielle Fox, Head of Department for Animal, Science and Access to HE explained “The team from Anatomy Lab Live showcased a fantastic dissection morning aimed at our students who have a passion for anatomy and physiology. The event is a great experience for anyone who is interested in the human body, disease and medicine. It was so pleasing to see all students literally roll their sleeves up and get stuck in with the practical aspect! Experiential learning is absolutely invaluable and I’m sure this provided an unforgettable encounter for all of us!”

The Anatomy Lab is the brainchild of Sam Piri, one of the UK’s leading human anatomists, who took his idea on to BBC’s Dragons Den and won over the backing of Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones, to allow him to develop his idea to make the human anatomy more accessible for students.

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