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RMIT creates a live “Skeletal Man”



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RMIT always has innovative ways and modern approaches for delivering a program.  RMIT courses are constantly updated to meet the changing needs of business and the broader community, and to provide students with specialised content relevant to professional and personal success in a rapidly-changing world.

As Halloween is just around the corner, we thought this would be a fun blog.  Check out the video on how they created this live human skeleton and the end product!

As a Halloween costume, Skeletal Man would win the prize for “most effort” – the body painting project took a full 17 hours to complete.

But it’s as a walking and talking lesson in human anatomy that Skeletal Man really deserves acclaim.

Chiropractic, osteopathy, Chinese medicine and biomedical science students teamed together for the marathon session at RMIT University’s Bundoora campus, the second in a series of body painting projects that aim to bring anatomy to life.

The student artists carefully painted all 206 bones on Skeletal Man – also known as Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic) student Steve Zaal – to ensure an eerily realistic result.

Body painting is central to an innovative approach to teaching anatomy developed by School of Medical Sciences Senior Lecturer, Dr Claudia Diaz.

Each body painting session is documented through photographs, video and 3D imaging, for use as ongoing learning resources.

The sessions are part of a learning and teaching research project by Dr Diaz, which is supported by an RMIT Scheme for Teaching and Learning Research (STeLR) grant.

RMIT University is based in Melbourne, Australia.  RMIT is a global university of technology and design offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational degrees and diplomas.  For more information on RMIT and their innovative programs, contact KOM Consultants.