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Organs put Under the Knife as Students Operate in Science Experience
Published: March 10, 2017

Science and Health Science students participated in a live operating theatre as part of a two-day Science experience.

Operating Theatre Live set up a series of interactive operating theatres where pupils had the opportunity to take on the role of surgeon on a series of pigs’ organs.

A Level Science, BTEC Applied Science, BTEC Health Science and Health and Social Care students were handed surgical masks and scrubs in order to explore the physiology of the skeletal system, brain, GI Tract and heart, participating in a series of dissections.

Over 200 young people took part in one of the two sessions delivered on anatomy and health, aimed at inspiring people to follow their dream career in science, medicine or any other profession within the health field.

School children from Sir Thomas Boughey, Ruskin Community High School, Chesterton Community Sports College and University of Chester Academy Northwich travelled to the Crewe-based College to take part in the Anatomy Workshop which included examining and dissecting specimens and exploring the physiology of organs and tissues.

A Level student Isabel Dawson took part in the Anatomy Workshop. She said: “This has been a really good hands-on experience. Being able to see, touch and dissect certain body parts has literally brought to life what we have been learning about in A Level Biology.

“It’s helped to explain parts of my course – I was able to physically see the different systems in the body and can feel the different structures as well as consider possible career options after College.

“When I first enrolled onto the A Level programme, I never imagined that within that time I would be carrying out an experience like this!”

Sam Piri from Operating Theatre Live, said: “The students at South Cheshire College and the surrounding schools were completely engaged and asked lots of follow-up questions throughout the session.

“It is encouraging to hear so many questions related to their long-term career plan and good to be part of helping them to achieve their goals.”

Dr Lucy Everett, Science lecturer, said: “This has been a thoroughly captivating experience for everybody who took part.

“The students have been able to see parts of the anatomy and carry out tests that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.

“Many of the students were able to ask questions as they were taking part, allowing them to stretch their understanding further throughout the workshop.”


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