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The Autopsy.Online Paradigm Shift

Autopsy science is no longer a limited resource. If your starting point is “autopsy video day” or one-time field trips, you can now expand with limitless creativity. Access to the body is now 24/7. Consider it an “anatomy lab next door.”
 

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“We can not thank you enough for providing this incredible experience for the students of John Hersey High School! The students were absolutely enthralled for the entire presentation and are so very fortunate to have had this opportunity. This allowed the students to apply the knowledge they have been learning in class with a real life scenario. While the cadaver field trip we took in the fall was an excellent extension of our class, this took learning to an entirely new level! I love that we were able to explore the case study in preparation of the viewing so that students felt like actual pathologists/investigators trying to make a diagnosis and solve a case.”

-Kelley Pataky, Science Teacher, Arlington Heights

“I really appreciate you sharing your expertise with us & giving a small look into what you do! I wasn’t expecting such a high level of humanistic concern integrated with anatomy & physiology. From (intern) Sarah’s visit to our school to finally meeting you & experiencing the program, exceeded any & all expectations I had. It was one of the best field trips I have taken my students on, certainly something they will never forget. A few months ago, we went to a anatomy lab, the students who wanted to have a more hands on experience were able to. That experience should have lessened the shock for many of the students I brought with.”

-Chad Robson, Science Teacher, Tinley Park

“…The experience was great. It was great to be able to watch a procedure such as a autopsy and then have commentary from the doctor that actually performed the procedure….It was also great how the doctor involved us by asking us questions and then also by answering all of the questions we had….

–Nina P, student

“I also thought it was cool when he talked about the pacemaker and the steps that they had to take to make sure that they wouldn’t be shocked. There is definitely a lot of small things they have to think about when performing something so serious!”

-Jamie B., student

“Our class was small at the time, so there was a great opportunity to talk with the medical examiner and ask personalized questions….[I]t was the first time I was exposed to a situation like the one we saw on screen, and it was a learning experience in and of itself.”

-Jiaqi C., student


 
 
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Lincoln Way East High School

Plan a short in-school field trip

2-day access

NGSS-aligned

  • Meet your patient through the history.
  • Prepare by thinking about the story and consider possible causes of death.
  • View the external exam, Y-shaped incision and real internal anatomy.
  • Listen to physician-recorded step-by-step audio.
  • Change audio to join us in the room. Hear the recorded, live in-room audio and Q&A from the day of the case.
  • Participate with the case by actively deciding what steps the pathologist is taking as the case is happening.
  • Select from discussion questions.
  • Pause the case and use interactive tools to draw on and highlight anatomy.
  • Guide your discussion with extensive educator support material explaining the case.
  • View normal histology.
  • Access the entire site and select addition anatomy and forensic case examples.
  • Prepare with the Workbook: Discuss and explore activities on the “three hats” students will be wearing during the case:
    -emotional (to support the family of the loved one)
    -medical (to understand the anatomy and physiology of the case)
    -and investigator (to solve the case).

 

Focused

Organize a short
“in-school field trip.*”

  • View basic internal
    anatomy.
  • Teach the autopsy process first hand.
  • Expose students to autopsy careers.

Progessive

Plan month-long
activities.

  • Short video format allows pacing of content.
  • Delve deeper into anatomy and case issues.
  • Utilize interactive feature for lab group collaboration.

Innovative

Extended access for
“In-school anatomy lab”

  • Integrate into curriculum throughout year.
  • Operate at medical-school level.
  • Create multiple labs and projects with interactive group video.

Focused

Organize a short term, focused
“in-school field trip.*”

View basic internal anatomy.
Teach the autopsy process first hand.
Expose students to autopsy careers.


Progressive

Organize a month-long,
directed activity.


Short video format allows pacing of content.
Delve deeper into anatomy and case issues.
Utilize interactive feature for lab group collaboration.


Innovative

Extended access – “anatomy lab next door”

Integrate throughout year curriculum.
Operate at medical-school level.
Create multiple labs and projects with interactive group video.

Focused

Organize a short
“in-school field trip.*”

  • View basic internal
    anatomy.
  • Teach the autopsy process first hand.
  • Expose students to autopsy careers.

Progressive

Plan month-long
activities.

  • Short video format allows pacing of content.
  • Delve deeper into anatomy and case issues.
  • Utilize interactive feature for lab group collaboration.

Innovative

Extended access for
“In-school anatomy lab”

  • Integrate into curriculum throughout year.
  • Operate at medical-school level.
  • Create multiple labs and projects with interactive group video.

Think “dual credit” but at the medical school level.

 

Easy integration

Utilize the short-video format for curriculum “recipes” that fit easily with your current lesson plans. A 5-minute class-starter showing the actual heart will energize your cardiovascular lesson. Student assignments can function like hands-on organ labs or focus on specific areas of the body.

Make difficult concepts intuitive

3-d concepts like cavities, body layers, and organ relationships become accessible through engaging videos as structures are turned, lifted and dissected in the videos. Physiology comes to life. The cases show more than anatomy. They show how the body functioned during life. For example, viewing fluid in the lungs teaches first hand how heart failure backs up through the pulmonary circulation. And so on.

Motivating

The cases are real at a time when students crave relevant, real, fascinating content. The patient stories and view of life and death allows students to reflect on their own lives ahead and the impact of health choices; and know the importance of the material you are teaching.

Graduated responsibility

We recommend parental consent and integration of mature discussions with students. The conversation you’d have with your students before visiting a medical school anatomy lab is the same you’d have here. There issues are adult, from disease to trauma to substance abuse. There is nudity and decomposition. But there is always respect for the deceased. Help your students to grow into the complex world with graduated use of the site. Or jump in if your students are ready, for example, in career-track programs where students are already working in hospitals.

Distance learning labs

The options are endless. Have students follow one case over the year — like medical school anatomy lab — revisiting the body as new organ systems are covered in class. Assign groups different case and have each present the findings, like a pathologist. Utilize the broad database to have students research topics. Engage with our interactive group features. And more….We can assist with curriculum planning.

 

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