ANDHRA PRADESH

No place for the faint-hearted this!

having a close look: Schoolchildren having a look at the viscera of a human body at a medical exhibition in Osmania Medical College in the city on Thursday.

having a close look: Schoolchildren having a look at the viscera of a human body at a medical exhibition in Osmania Medical College in the city on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: - PHOTO: P.V. SIVAKUMAR

Medical exhibition on at Osmania Medical College



MEDEX-08 is open at OMC till November 30

A true learning experience, say students



HYDERABAD: It was easily one of the best medical exhibitions with a lot of focus on spreading awareness and practical learning of the human anatomy in recent times in the twin cities. While some of the exhibits were not for the faint-hearted, overall the MEDEX-08 at Osmania Medical College (OMC) gave students a true learning experience.

Unclaimed bodies, carefully preserved over the years for practical learning, were taken out of the college laboratories and displayed in the classrooms, which turned into exhibition halls. The way the post mortem is done on a cadaver, cadavers neatly cut open displaying all vital human organs like intestines, heart and lungs, drew a lot of inquisitive young minds.

Rare specimens

A special section aptly titled ‘Dissection Hall’ told everything about dissecting the human body. The doors of the college museum were thrown open giving access to rare specimens of aborted foetus. The medicos used their creative talent by designing a bone garden, made up of human bones resembling a garden.

To make the whole learning experience less tedious, generous dose of fun filled activities like scary house and skeleton dance were added to lighten up the mood. In the biochemistry section, the young doctors taught students on how to put ice on fire and how to prepare an aqua garden by using few chemicals. The three floors of the college were fully occupied by working models, charts, posters, first aid kits, surgical instruments from 30 medical departments. All possible information available on various kinds of ailments was displayed meticulously.

The walls were lined with posters dissipating interesting facts of human body like average weight of human skin is 2.72 kilograms, the fact that it takes 17 muscles just to smile and on an average we breathe 2,160 times per day. “We can complete our biology projects because of so much information,” says T. Sarita, a class eight student of Slate school. The medical exhibition, being organised after 20-years in the college, is open till November 30.

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