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Shortage of dead bodies affecting Anatomy study in Nigeria – Unilorin Professor bemoans

A Professor of Anatomy recognized as Moyosore Salihu Ajao, a lecturer with the University of Ilorin, has bemoaned the paucity of cadavers in medical faculties for anatomy and sensible coaching.
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The professor introduced up the subject through the college’s 214th Inaugural Lecture.

Anatomy knowledgeable said that the duty is extra more durable as a result of nobody sells dead bodies available on the market wherever in the globe. He emphasised, nevertheless, that written explanations of dimensional drawings or plastic fashions are inadequate for totally comprehending human anatomy.
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Expounding on the problem, he said that his evaluation indicated that there are numerous causes of shortage in Nigerian Medical Institutions, which signifies a low student-to-cadaver ratio throughout medical college programs in Nigeria.

In his phrases;

“They are by no means offered in the market in any half of the world. Since human anatomy is the science that’s involved with the buildings of the human physique, these buildings can’t be totally understood from written descriptions to dimensional footage or plastic fashions.

The dissection of the human physique (cadavers) is the premise for understanding the construction and capabilities of the human physique for a number of centuries. In different phrases, to completely perceive the significance of cadavers to man is way and past what we must always overlook.

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The first main problem I observed on my assumption of workplace as a younger lecturer in the division of anatomy was the persistent shortages of cadavers in the division and after a fast verify on different universities, I found that we’re not alone in the battle to get bodies match sufficient for dissection.

One of my research revealed that about 12 to fifteen college students used a physique towards International Standard that advocate most of six college students to 1 physique. The National Universities Commission recommends a median of eight college students per physique in Nigeria.”

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