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Live Post-Mortem Experience Is Coming To The UK

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Live Post-Mortem Experience Is Coming To The UK

A live tour of a post-mortem is coming to the UK this summer.

Although it might not be everyone's idea of a day out, there's no question that Post-Mortem Live will be a fascinating look at what actually happens during an autopsy.

The experience is heading to a load of cities around the UK, giving those who attend a look at what happens when a pathologist carries out a post-mortem.

OK, it seems to be aimed at medical students, who you suspect will best benefit from this. However, it's also open to the general public - so there's your next big day out sorted, possibly.

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So what does it involve? Well, nationally acclaimed anatomist Samuel Piri will guide his wider clinical team and the audience through the process, giving guests a look at the complex human anatomy.

The website reads: "Samuel developed VIVIT - the world's only semi-synthetic human cadaver to train students anatomy in a contextualised format.

Credit: Post Mortem Live
Credit: Post Mortem Live

"We operate the only license in the UK permitting the use of real tissues in the teaching and training of human anatomy."

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Post-Mortem Live also looks at what needs to be investigated to confirm how a person dies, as well as dissection and examination of the head and neck, abdomen and thorax, eventually arriving at a conclusion as to how the death happened.

It adds: "Post-Mortem Live offers the chance to get hands on with real anatomical specimens of porcine origin contextualised into a simulated human body dissection.

"Using our state-of- the-art cadaver we'll take you quite literally into the bowels of the post mortem process where you'll have the chance to get hands on with real specimens, conduct real technical dissection and even ascertain the cause of death."

Just to drive the point home, it's also described as 'an experience like no other', which seems legit.

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The Post-Mortem Live tour will visit universities in the UK, showing real specimens. It also counts as four hours of accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - so you might even be able to use it as part of your job or course.

Ticket prices vary, with Blue Light and NHS discounts available. The price of the ticket includes entry, as well as anything needed to take part in the event.

This means that basic PPE, masks, hats, gloves, printed anatomy diagrams, literature packs, specimens and clinical consumables are all provided for no extra charge.

Credit: Post Mortem Live
Credit: Post Mortem Live
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Post-mortems are carried out to find out how, when and why someone died. They also help pathologists to get a better understanding of how disease spreads.

Not only that, but they enable medical professionals to learn more about illnesses and conditions to benefit patients, and help to develop treatments.

The coroner is required by law to carry out a post-mortem when a death is suspicious, sudden or unnatural.

Featured Image Credit: Post-Mortem Live

Topics: UK News, Interesting

Amelia Ward
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