The UK’s first “immersive” live post-mortem experience is going on tour this year – and it will be stopping off in Manchester.
Warning: This one’s not for the faint-hearted.
While it might not be everybody’s idea of a cracking day out, The Post-Mortem Live taps into the curiosity of those who have always been fascinated by what actually happens during an autopsy, allowing attendees to take part in a post-mortem, explore the anatomy of the human body, and even have a go at the dissection of real specimens.
It does have to be said that the experience appears to be aimed at medical students, especially as it’s touring loads of universities around the UK – but it’s also open to the general public too.
So, what does it actually involve then?
Well, according to the event description, The Post-Mortem Live will see nationally-acclaimed anatomist, Samuel Piri – who developed VIVIT, which is the world’s only semi-synthetic human cadaver to train students anatomy in a contextualised format – guide his wider clinical team and audience through the autopsy process, giving guests a look at the complex human anatomy.
The description 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.”
For the medical students out there, The Post-Mortem Live helps to develop practical skills to contribute to developing scientists and healthcare professionals confident in their anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
It also counts as four hours of accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
The Post-Mortem Live will be coming to both the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University on Sunday 10 October.
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 – meaning that basic PPE, masks, hats, gloves, printed anatomy diagrams, literature packs, specimens and clinical consumables are all provided for no extra charge.
You can find more information and book your tickets here.
Featured Image – The Post-Mortem Live