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Biology students get real with anatomy


On Tuesday 27th May, the year 11 and 12 Biology students visited QUT’s Medical Engineering and Research Facility (MERF) located at the Prince Charles Hospital. Students were given the opportunity to learn more about their own health through blood pressure, lung capacity strength and flexibility tests, as well as experience conditions such as concussion and various states of inebriation by wearing different sets of specially designed goggles. The major drawcard for the day was the observation and interaction with an embalmed human cadaver. Students first had to suit up in gowns, gloves, hair nets and shoe covers to help prevent contamination in sterile areas, as well as from bringing contaminants back out. Students were able to see and hold a human brain, heart and lungs as well as have a guided tour through the internals of the human body led by Professor Matthew Wissemann. Everything from the oesophagus, down to the ovaries were explored, allowing students to understand the intricate detail and wonder of the human body.​



 Year 11 and 12 Biology students after their visit to MERF