HERE IS A FINE BODY OF WORK
SEMI-SYNTHETIC HUMAN CADAVER IS THE STAR OF AN INTERACTIVE AUTOPSY SHOW COMING THIS WAY
AN interactive autopsy show which dissects a semi-synthetic human cadaver is coming to Manchester. Anatomy Lab Live is a touring hands-on post-mortem suite, which serves a sumptuous two-course dinner to guests before the gory procedure begins.
After its successful UK tour last year, the show returns bigger and better in 2018 - with a string of dates including a show in the Village Hotel Ashton on January 27.
Those attending will be given mortuary wear including protective surgical hats, masks and aprons as well as scalpels, scissors, forceps and bone saws.
A team of human anatomists, medics and physiologists will accompany host and science teacher Samuel Piri as they carry out a real post-mortem.
The cadaver - known as VIVIT - is the next best thing to a real human cadaver and houses real internal organs from pigs, chosen for their anatomical similarity to humans.
Visitors will also be given a set of case notes to look over before then starting procedures for themselves, which could include a real head and brain sample, the pulmonary system, the gastrointestinal tract, or the heart and greater blood vessels. There will also be Q&A time as the floor opens for questions from the audience.
According to organisers, this event is a high-level interactive experience for level 4 and above, and the content is aimed at those studying towards graduate professions.
However, the wider public is welcome to attend and the event will allocate some anatomy pods especially for those with a general interest. Tickets for the dinner and dissection are £79 general admission, with discounts available for students. Book online via eventbrite.co.uk. ●●
Host and science teacher Samuel Piri