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Perform semi-synthetic autopsies at Leeds Beckett’s VIVIT Experience

Well Met, the conferencing office of Leeds Becket University, will be hosting the VIVIT Experience, an award-winning synthetic post-mortem event, on Saturday 3 November.

VIVIT is intended for students involved in biosciences, health, sports or associated degrees. It makes use of the world’s only semi-synthetic human cadaver, which is scientifically accurate and can provide in-depth anatomy and physiology relevant to their studies.

The procedure is led by Samuel Piri and his team who set out the basics of anatomical dissection, before systematically working their way through the anatomical cavities, comparing normal specimens with various states of pathology.

Important clinical skills such as interpreting X-rays and linking symptoms to clinical diagnosis are covered. Students can experience close up how the body works, and will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as try out dissection for themselves.

Clare Vidler, conference manager at Well Met, said: “The grade II listed James Graham building in the heart of three-acres of parkland at Headingley campus provides a great backdrop for the VIVIT Experience. Leeds Beckett students involved in biomedical sciences, human biology or sports sciences will be able to get a close-up and hands-on experience of how the human body works at this event.

“This hugely successful tour has received fantastic reviews from students who have attended the event and been able to immerse themselves in this realistic and detailed understanding of human anatomy and physiology.”