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Quincy College welcomes a new addition to the Quincy College at Plymouth community: a synthetic cadaver

QC SynDaver

The SynDaver will be used as an interdisciplinary teaching tool to augment classroom lecture- with applications for students studying Phlebotomy, and Physical Therapist Assistant.

Quincy College is the first two-year college in Massachusetts to invest in a SynDaver.

The investment of the SynDaver for the Quincy College at Plymouth Campus comes on the heels of a significant Plymouth Campus renovation where the campus expanded its campus footprint by 45,000 square feet including the build-out of state-of-the-art Nursing wing which includes a simulation laboratory space. Quincy College anticipates training staff on the SynDaver over the summer and expects students to be working with the SynDaver in the Fall of 2017 to support and augment their course work.

The SynDaver

The SynDaver Surgical Model, procured by Quincy College is an education-grade synthetic human cadaver complete with all bones, joints, muscles, organs and tendons found in normal human anatomy. This model includes:

  • Over 600 muscle composites and 200 bones
  • Major nervous system and vascular components
  • Complete and functional musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and nervous systems

The SynDaver Surgical Model is an ideal alternative to human cadavers often used to demonstrate critical skills of healthcare professions in basic anatomy classes. The tissues are a better representation of live tissue than the dead tissue of a cadaver. Students will have a hands on approach in exploring the above systems, much different than using traditional models.

The Lab

The Syndaver will be housed on the Plymouth Campus in a newly built 950 sq foot lab space, customized to the needs of the SynDaver. The lab space includes cutting edge tools such as Anatomy and Physiology tools, microscopes, models and will include a dip tank as the Syndaver needs to remain submerged when not in use to avoid the desiccation of the model. The SynDaver will be used as an interdisciplinary teaching tool to augment classroom lecture with applications for students studying Phlebotomy, and Physical Therapist Assistant.


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