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What is it?

The VIVIT Experience is a nationally award winning academic experience offering you the chance to participate in a recreated post mortem experience conducted on VIVIT -the worlds only semi-synthetic human cadaver. During this special 5 hour experience you will be taken on a scientifically accurate recreated human body dissection learning in-depth anatomy and physiology relevant to your academic studies. The course is designed to support students studying in the biosciences, health, sports or associated degree pathways that require an understanding of advanced anatomy and physiology or indeed the associated clinical pathologies. The procedure will be lead by Samuel Piri & his team who will first set out the basics of anatomical dissection before systematically working their way through the anatomical cavities comparing normal specimens with various states of pathology. You will also be taught a variety of important clinical skills including interpreting X-rays and linking symptoms to clinical diagnosis. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and at the same time handle the anatomical samples and even the chance to undertake some dissection for yourself.

Want to get involved in the dissection? Purchase a PPE from the Student Area or on the day of the event. 

The BBC said "The VIVIT Experience is an incredible way to learn human anatomy and physiology, giving students access to such an interactive real experience is unlike anything we've ever come across before"

When is it?

The event will happen on Sunday 20th October 2019.

There will be an experience operating that day, one at 10.00am - 3.00pm with a 1 hour lunch break.

Who can attend?

The event is open to students studying across Manchester as well as any students on placements at NHS Trust Hospitals across Manchester.

The experience is a 5 hour intensive experience aimed at giving a practical insight into anatomy and physiology. 

Students on courses: biomedical science, biology, human biology, pharmacology, forensics, sports science(s), nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, nutrition and any other course requiring an understanding of human anatomy and physiology are encouraged to attend.

What do I need to bring?

We are aware that not all individuals will want to handle the specimens. You can still fully immerse yourself in our experience and there is plenty of time to observe and talk with Sam and his team. If you are wanting to handle the specimens and conduct some dissection yourself, you will need to wear appropriate PPE to prevent the spread of biological contaminants. These will be on sale at the event from the check in desk and cost £10.00. The PPE packs contain 5 pairs of premium nitrile medical exam gloves, a hat, a mask, 2 overall aprons, an exclusive VIVIT  anatomical notepad containing key terms and diagrams and a pencil."

We have limited complemetary tickets for academic staff/course leaders and lecturers across both universities. To obtain these tickets please email Alex: For lectures free tickets please get in touch. 


How do I reserve my place?

Tickets can be purchased via our online box office partner Eventbrite and are £35.00 each. Or call 0r box office and pay over the phone. All major debit and credit cards accepted. BOX OFFICE +0333 344 7143

How long does the VIVIT dissection last?

The post mortem experience is 5 hours long, split into 2 parts. 

How many people can participate in one VIVIT dissection?

There is 150 tickets available for each session. This is a comfortable number that can engage with the experience given the AV equipment installed.

Is the anatomy human?

No. The anatomy is of swine origin. Identical in size and structure -once harvested the samples are moved into VIVIT. VIVIT is a life size synthetic cadaver which is dissected for the audience to teach the structure and function of the human body.