College Buys Fake Bodies For Anatomy, Physiology Courses
The University of Northern Iowa has purchased several artificial bodies to help provide undergraduate students with a better understanding of human bones, muscle and tissue.
Reports are that the school recently purchased four synthetic cadavers. The $150,000 bill for the lifelike bodies was funded by a grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.
The cadavers are made from materials that mimic the mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of live tissue.
A biology instructor says former students have said that a more hands-on experience, preferably with human cadavers, would have better prepared them for their current studies in medicine, dentistry and physical therapy.