Bryan is one of two colleges in the United States to have Plastinates!
Students' increased education in human anatomy results from an experience made possible by the selfless acts of thoughtful individuals who have voluntarily chosen to donate their bodies to scientific study.
The plastinates are an amazing teaching aid in anatomy classes. Basically bodies are being pre-dissected and then plastinated by special polymers. It means that all of the structures are visible like in a living human body.
The plastinates are prepared by a Plastinate Institute in Heidelberg, Germany. Preparation of each plastinate takes several months, depending on the level of dissection (e.g. it takes much longer to prepare nerves and blood vessels than skeletal muscles).
The plastinates are housed in the Natural Science Laboratory at Bryan Health West and are used for education of all students who take Human Anatomy and Physiology or Clinical Anatomy at Bryan College of Health Sciences.
Because of the high level of preparation of the bodies, students will have incredible opportunity to learn from the best teaching aid in the field of human anatomy.
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