“As part of the IB biology course we study Human Physiology and how organisms work. In order to consolidate our understanding and visualise the concepts we are studying, our class attended an autopsy at Honvéd Hospital on 14th March. Before entering the room, we had to put on sterile scrubs, foot covers and gloves, which ensured our safety and made us feel like practising professionals. Even though the first sight of the bodies was a little overwhelming, we found the experience very valuable. We were given the opportunity to closely examine the organs; a rare opportunity. To add to this, the doctor that performed the autopsy was very knowledgeable and gave lots of details on each individual organ. He shared with us how to identify the visible factors that may have led to the person’s death.
Kavya Francis and Eszter Soós