South Baylo University established an Anatomy Laboratory located on the
2nd floor at the Anaheim Campus.
The Anatomy Laboratory is equipped with
many colorful anatomical models, specimens, x-ray view boxes, radiographs
(x-ray films), steel anatomical dissection tables on wheels, and two
plastinated human bodies so that integrated
instruction in Anatomy can be provided to the students. Plastination is a new
technology developed by Gunther von Hagens at the University of Heidelberg in
1978 to preserve human bodies and body parts for a longer time period without
decay. Water and fat in human remains were replaced by certain plastics without
any changes to their anatomical structures. This technique eliminates student
exposure to chemical fumes emaciated from human remains commonly preserved with
embalming fluids and chemicals (Formalin, Amphyl, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl
alcohol, Phenol, etc.). It takes about twelve to fourteen months to plastinate a
whole body. South Baylo University is joining the "new age" of anatomy
instruction available at most medical schools in the USA. SBU Anatomy
Laboratory is a first in the education of students enrolled in an Acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine program.
This new instructional approach to
practical learning of integrative anatomy is much welcomed by the students.
Furthermore, the Anatomy Laboratory routinely hosts educational seminars for High School and Community College students to enhance their learning
from other sources like pictures from textbooks and/or cat dissection. Many
students completing these anatomical seminars voiced a better understanding and
appreciation of the human body. Each attendee received a Certificate of
Attendance to attest participation.
If you are interested in having an
Anatomical Seminar at the SBU Anatomy Laboratory, please contact Dr. Pia Melen at
714-533-1495, Ext. 225 or email@example.com for more information
on costs and schedule availability.