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3-D Anatomy Table Gives UTHSC Students An Interactive Edge in Learning

The Anatomage will help UTHSC students learn the human anatomy through the use of 3-D imagery. (Photo by Thurman Hobson/UTHSC)

Students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are being equipped to learn in a fun and interactive way, thanks to the Anatomage, a 3-D table that displays the human anatomy.

The table became available on campus after the UTHSC Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC) decided that the table would be an essential learning tool for students on campus. They approached the administration of the University Health Sciences Library to make a proposal for campus improvement.

“Our goal was to utilize our space and provide resources that would assist students in their studies with a focus toward improving student success,” said Rick Fought, EdD, MLIS, AHIP, associate professor and director of the University Health Sciences Library. “We believe the table will prove to be a great addition to the resources provided by our campus, and we greatly appreciate being able to partner with the SGAEC in making all of this possible.”

According to research, anatomy tables are a good supplementary educational tool. The 3-D shapes and technology makes it quite effective for anatomy education. As an extra benefit, the advanced technology draws attention, not only from students and faculty, but also from prospective students and visitors as well.

“Our hope is that this new visual dissection table will help students use class and lab sessions more efficiently and overall improve test scores,” said UTHSC student and SGAEC President Lee Pribyl. “We are excited to share this new learning tool with all students.”