At last month’s Grant Leads meeting, the group got to experience first-hand some of the high tech tools being used as part of the MoSTEMWINs Health Professions Tutoring & Resource Lab program at the college.
The crown jewel of the high tech equipment is the Anatomage table, a human-sized touchscreen that stands at hip level and can be used in lieu of a cadaver to teach both human and animal anatomy. Using the new piece of equipment students can view 3D images of every inch of the human body. They can show or hide different systems, and look at various cross sections of the anatomy. Instructors can use the table for quizzes, tagging specific organs or bones for students to identify.
The table was funded through a $100,000 grant gift from the Jefferson Memorial Community Foundation, a local entity dedicated to providing support for charitable and educational activities that promote individual and community health and well-being in Jefferson County, Missouri. $80,000 of the grant gift was used to purchase the Anatomage table, while the remaining $20,000 was used to provide scholarships to 18 first-year students in the Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Biomedical Electronics Technician, and Health Information Technology programs.
The table is housed in Jefferson College’s Health Professions Tutoring Resource Lab, where students sign in and can use a variety of resources available to study for their courses. The table will be a great leveraged resource for MoSTEMWINs participants.