Photos provided by San Benito High School.
Photos provided by San Benito High School.

Information provided by Adam Breen, communications officer with San Benito High School.

San Benito High School athletic trainer and sports medicine teacher Danielle Cote has added a high-tech, virtual dissection table to her classroom to enhance students’ understanding of human anatomy as they learn about injury and illness prevention/care, according to a recent press release.

The Anatomage Table is a virtual dissection table loaded with four, 3D interactive cadavers and thousands of case studies.

“This table will give students a better understanding of where structures are in their body because they are learning on a real human body versus looking at a text book or a coloring worksheet,” Cote said.

The students are currently working on a First Aid, CPR and AED certification in which they will complete a vital signs lab on the table to learn about the heart and lung anatomy, as well as case studies related to heart and lung pathologies, the release said.

The students will also take quizzes and play a Jeopardy-style game on the table to help them study and prepare for exams in this class and for a sports medicine competition in the Spring.

SBHS anatomy teacher Dr. Katherine Foster plans to have her anatomy and physiology students use the table as well.

Said Cote: “This table was created to teach medical students, so I feel very fortunate to have this device in my classroom at a high school. I hope the Anatomage Table will inspire more students to pursue a career in the medical field.”