originally posted by kimtab
i don't know, unless they feel it isn't important since we won't encounter the anatomy as surgeons. but i wish it were offered. it never would be at my little school- time and money (maybe the reason it isn't offered at most schools i guess) but i can't tell you how many times i have looked at my poor little cat i was dissecting and thought "gee, how completely unenlightening- i'm not studying to be a veterinarian!"
i have to brag again, sorry to those that have heard this before.
i had the best a&p instructor at my "little" cc. before he would take the job, he told the school, they would not expect someone to teach a computer class without having computers for the students to use, so he needed human cadavers.
so every year or 2 he gets a new cadaver and has an advanced disection class (by invation only) that i took last semester. it was so cool. we have to work "around" many parts because he then uses those cadavers for the regular a&p class. marking different items (viens, arteries, muscles, etc) with numbered pins for testing of anatomy knowledge as we go thru each body system in class. we now have 5 or 6 cadavers, i can't even imagine having an a&p class without the human cadavers.