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The Thiel soft embalming technique is a sophisticated method of preservation of complete human cadavers that allows them to maintain many features of a live body, particularly with regard to the authenticity of colour, tissue consistency and flexibility. These characteristics make a Thiel embalmed human cadaver an excellent model for skills training.

Benefits include:

  • ‘Life-like’ and realistic simulation model
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Minimal odour
  • Negligible formalin levels
  • Longevity - bodies can be kept for up to 3 years
  • Reduced deterioration compared to fresh frozen cadaver

The University of Dundee is currently the leading centre in the UK using Thiel embalmed cadavers, thanks to the pioneering work of its Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). The Surgical Skills Centre, already highly regarded as a quality training facility, has developed an expansive portfolio of Thiel cadaver courses across various specialities including General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology and ENT.

For more information about Thiel visit www.cahid.dundee.ac.uk