Department of Latin

Educational activities


As part of the educational work with students, O.V. Galamaga, lecturer of the Department of the Latin Language, and I.Y. Hmel, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine No. 4, visited the original exhibition of human bodies by Gunther von Hagens “Body Worlds” in November 2019.

The students of the group 9408 together with their lecturers were able to learn the secrets of the human body and plunged into anatomical journey, using examples of “living” exhibits. It was interesting to trace all changes occurring with human body during the life, slice and dice the processes of physical life activity, to learn about the possibility of healthy organism preservation during the whole life.

In order to make the process more demonstrative, the bodies were supplemented by multimedia installations, which in detail revealed all the mysteries of the human body. The anatomical exhibition of Dr. Gunther von Hagens, that consists of real human bodies and organs, will forever change the idea of the own body – its complexity and fragility.

It should be noted that BODY WORLDS – are real human bodies, preserved after the death of their owners by the method of plastification – a special method of embalming and preservation, invented by the German physician Gunther von Hagens in the 1970s. The bodies treated with this method preserve cell structures and the relief of dead tissue for many years. The first BODY WORLDS exhibition was held in Tokyo in 1995 and despite the mixed reaction, it became a real phenomenon. BODY WORLDS – exhibitions are based on the program of donation of bodies, under which donors specifically request that their bodies will be used in the public exposition after death. Currently, more than 18,000 donors are registered in the body donation program, most of them are Germans.