02/09/2013 05:13 BST | Updated 02/09/2013 05:39 BST

Student Strips Off To Become Living Science Anatomy Display At RMIT University

One university lecturer has figured out a way to get her students interested - getting one of them to strip off and pose as a living display.

Dr. Claudia Diaz, at RMIT University in Australia, has adopted an unconventional teaching method to keep students interested in her senior anatomy course.

For the last three years, Diaz has recruited a live model to show off the human musculoskeletal system. Most recently, 22-year-old chiropractic student Zac O'Brien offered his body for the creative learning project, which requires students to paint in the fine details directly on the living and breathing subject's physique, turning him into the Anatomical Man.

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O'Brien was painted for 18 hours straight, with students first landmarking the significantly prominent structures of the body, including bony bumps and major muscles. With the blueprint laid out, three other artists then stepped in to paint the details, making it seem as though O'Brien had been stripped of his skin and was simply exposing his underlying musculoskeletal system.

The finished product is a remarkably accurate depiction of the human anatomy.