DIVINE Word University (DWU) president Fr Philip Gibbs says medical students at the university can now learn detailed physiology through an advanced three-dimensional (3D) technology called the Anatomage Table.
He said the university was the first in the Pacific after Australia to have received the most technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualisation and virtual dissection tool for anatomy and physiological education.
“With this technology, students can learn detailed physiology without having to obtain and dissect real human corpses,” he said.
Fr Gibbs also said some students had already started using the technology that was being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical schools and institutions.
“Medical students studying Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Rural Health and Physiotherapy will use the Anatomage Table to learn,” he said.
According to the university’s website, there are 200 of this state-of-the-art Anatomage Tables in the world and the university is proud to have in place such equipment for teaching and learning.
Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (Dherst) acting secretary Dr Francis Hualopmomi was in Madang to officiate during the commissioning of the new equipment.
He said the department would support church-run agencies to improve the quality of education.
He said the department was there to support and invest to grow the country’s health sector.
The National / PNG Health Watch
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