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Skeleton Alive! Building a Body with Dr. Baillie


Mon11 July


10:30 AM - 3:00 PM



You don’t often get the chance to see a skeleton and how the muscles attach on - yet each of you has your very own skeleton and muscles, and you are using them all the time! This live demonstration give you the chance to see exactly how the skeleton looks and how it and the muscles function together. The demonstration will kick off with Dr Baillie showing you different parts of the skeleton: the skull, rib cage, pelvis, curvy spine and how the arm and legs attach. She will show you how exactly we manage to stand and walk about delicately balanced on two legs, without falling down due to that strong downward pull of gravity. Muscles will then be successively built onto the skeleton, starting with the most important muscle of all, the one that allows us to stand erect – the Gluteus Maximus muscle. As the muscles are built on Dr Baillie will explain what each of them does. By the end of the demonstration you no longer be looking at a skeleton but a fully muscled person!

Wall Street Mall, 211 George Street, Dunedin


Booking not required. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Baillie: email louisa.baillie@anatomy.otago.ac.nz or call 027 2704353.

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This event is wheelchair accessible.

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