A group of students from Marion High School recently toured the human cadaver lab and biology department at Cloud County Community College.
Faculty and students at the college offer these cadaver visits as a way to get high school students more interested in studying biology and other sciences in their post-secondary education. The students get a chance to meet and interact with college faculty and current students.
“I believe the visiting students appreciate the tour being informative but are more fascinated with the fact they have never been around cadavers before or had the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience,” said Tyrone Hughbanks, instructor of biology.
CCCC is one of only two community colleges in Kansas to have a cadaver lab, offer a Human Body Dissection course and use the cadavers in the Human Anatomy course.
The science department at prides itself with giving cadaver tours annually for the area high schools. Each year 250 to 300 high school students tour the cadaver lab.
Hughbanks delivers the presentations to students who are enrolled in high school science classes. Tours can be arranged by the department secretary or by contacting Hughbanks at firstname.lastname@example.org.