Castle Huntly prisoners have been feigning injury and sickness to help train the next generation of nurses.
About 60 inmates from the open prison near Longforgan have volunteered to take part in simulation exercises run by Dundee University.
They range from dealing with the types of injuries seen after a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, to more day-to-day scenarios including patients seeking treatment for substance abuse.
Nursing lecturer Tom McConnachie, who organised the simulations, said the prisoners became so involved in the programme they started contributing ideas on how to make the experiences more realistic for the trainee lifesavers.
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