Equipped with gloves, face masks and hair nets, they examined the remains of a pig carcass, including the head, heart and lungs.

IN PICTURES: Blackpool students dissect pig head, lungs and heart in live operating theatre

Aspiring surgeons at a Blackpool college put their scalpels - and stomachs - to the test as they dissected animal carcasses to expand their medical knowledge.

Students at Blackpool Sixth Form College took part in the day-long course they won’t soon forget on Wednesday to further their understanding of human anatomy and pathology.

The unique teaching experience was organised by Operating Theatre Live, which hopes to inspire future medics, vets and dentists.
The unique teaching experience was organised by Operating Theatre Live, which hopes to inspire future medics, vets and dentists.
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Jo Sheldon, from Operating Theatre Live, said: We felt that the practical aspect of experiencing real dissection was lacking so much in schools and this gives students a great opportunity to get hands on.
Jo Sheldon, from Operating Theatre Live, said: We felt that the practical aspect of experiencing real dissection was lacking so much in schools and this gives students a great opportunity to get hands on.
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Only five medical universities in the country offer dissection on human cadavers in medical training and often students learn most of their understanding from textbooks."
Only five medical universities in the country offer dissection on human cadavers in medical training and often students learn most of their understanding from textbooks."
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This really engages students to see anatomy close up and learn in a practical way they dont often get to do.
This really engages students to see anatomy close up and learn in a practical way they dont often get to do.
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