HGTC Purchases New Technology for Anatomy & Physiology
HGTC joins ranks of several four-year colleges with advanced technology.
Dr. Christina Fieber (left) and Kristen Askew, HGTC Associate Professor of Anatomy & Physiology showcase the new Anatomage Table.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Science Department recently purchased two Anatomage tables for Anatomy and Physiology courses. The new technology is a life-sized table that allows for digital human cadaver dissection in the classroom.
“The possibilities for interactive 3D learning activities are endless especially with the new Anatomage tables for Anatomy and Physiology courses,” said Dr. Christina Fieber, HGTC Chair and Professor of Natural and Physical Sciences. “This cutting-edge technology will be a tremendous asset in training students for healthcare programs.”
The Anatomage tables are innovative technological devices that expose students to the cadaveric world by implementing 3D imagery modeled after individuals who donated their bodies to science. This allows for cadaver dissection virtually when actual cadaver dissection is cumbersome, exposes students to preservative chemicals, and is cost prohibitive.
“Our students can combine their visual and kinesthetic skills to participate in virtual dissections, quizzes, and games. The features of these tables range from displaying the 3D regional anatomy to focusing on the intricate details of histology,” said Kristen Askew, HGTC Associate Professor of Anatomy & Physiology.
The Anatomy & Physiology courses offered at HGTC will use this educational technology to challenge and prepare the future healthcare professionals of tomorrow. HGTC is one of the few technical colleges in the state with this advanced technology and joins the ranks of several four-year colleges, such as Clemson University, The Citadel, and Winthrop University.