Rendering of Renovated Gross Anatomy Lab.
Gross anatomy is one of the most demanding and important foundation courses for students enrolled in medicine, physical therapy and physician assistant programs. Now, thanks to a renovation of the gross anatomy lab in UNMC’s Wittson Hall, which is directly west of the Sorrell Center, students will be able to take this vital class in state-of-the-art facilities.
The recent renovation expands faculty teaching and student learning capabilities by incorporating the latest digital technology for greater faculty-student interaction. Other improvements resulting from the renovation include:
- 50 percent more space, which will enhance learning by reducing the number of students per cadaver table from five to four;
- An adjoining lab that allows surgery residents to practice their skills before operating on patients and provides an impetus for faculty to incorporate use of the lab into their residency-training program;
- 50-inch wide screens near each dissecting table for image viewing;
- White boards for drawing and note-taking;
- New stainless steel dissecting tables; and
- A teaching gallery, which allows demonstrations to be videotaped and archived for student review.