Students at a Bangor University will be able to see a live ‘human body’ dissection when ‘VIVIT’ a touring post mortem experience – which recently featured on BBC’s Dragons’ Den – visits Bangor in December.
VIVIT is the idea of former teacher and acclaimed human anatomist Samuel Piri, which allows students and healthcare professionals to gain an experience into human anatomy like never before.
Made up of pig organs inside a realistic human-shaped body, the ‘VIVIT Experience’ aims to offer a realistic lesson on how the body works. The interactive course is designed to support students currently at Bangor University and the surrounding areas studying in the biosciences, health, sports or associated degree pathways that require an understanding of advanced anatomy and physiology or the associated clinical pathologies.
Samuel secured a £90,000 investment from Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden when he appeared on BBC Two’s Dragons Den in August and has since taken the ‘VIVIT Experience’ on a tour of the UK. Sam said: “The experience allows health care providers to really contextualise the organs in situ, which they don’t get to do as part of their routine training.”
Despite her investment Deborah Meaden found the experience ’stomach churning’ and had to sit it out. Sam added: “We’ve had a couple of people vomiting, and we have had a couple of people pass out every now and again, but the majority are fine.”
“With access to our cadaveric image bank students at all levels will see pathology like never before. We are confident you’ll be inspired, leaving with an in-depth and unprecedented understanding of what lies beneath your skin.” Samuel Piri (Anatomist, Teacher and Programme Director)
Who can attend?
VIVIT will visit Bangor University on 16 December, for more information visit the event page here: