What do you dissect in A&P Lab? - page 2

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  1. by   NicuNsg
    I went to a community college as well. The A&P lab was shared by all A&P instructors. My instructor for 1 and 2 didn't feel that cats, cow eyes, pigs, ect were necessary. There were others that used the cats and cow eyes, our class got to smell them YUK! It just permiated the room. My instructor played a joke on me one day preparing for a lab test, he asked me to get him just "a bone", out of that bucket over there. Well, let me tell ya, I opened up that bucket and it was full of cow eyes LOOKING AT ME!!!!!!!

    :roll :roll :roll

    I leaped back and he just laughed at me, it was a shocking sight when your not expecting it. Good luck and enjoy school!!!!:angel2:
  2. by   NicuNsg
    I went to a community college as well. The A&P lab was shared by all A&P instructors. My instructor for 1 and 2 didn't feel that cats, cow eyes, pigs, ect were necessary. There were others that used the cats and cow eyes, our class got to smell them YUK! It just permiated the room. My instructor played a joke on me one day preparing for a lab test, he asked me to get him just "a bone", out of that bucket over there. Well, let me tell ya, I opened up that bucket and it was full of cow eyes LOOKING AT ME!!!!!!!

    :roll :roll :roll

    I leaped back and he just laughed at me, it was a shocking sight when your not expecting it. Good luck and enjoy school!!!!:angel2:
  3. by   marilynmom
    We got a real human brain at one point which was totally cool, a lot of our dissecting was just with fake parts but it still was really informative and I learned a TON. I loved Anatomy!!

    M
  4. by   Nurse2bSandy
    We used cats. we were told that they got them from Mexico because PETA wouldn't let US cats be used that way... anyway, our cat was "Jorge". He served us well for 2 semesters. I couldn't eat chicken at all during the muscle unit... it looked too much like what I was working with on Jorge! My daughter knew when that unit was done... "Mom must not have her cat... we're eating chicken tonight."
  5. by   LoriB
    That's hysterical Sandy!
  6. by   Mkue
    Cats and sheep brains
  7. by   fnimat1
    In A & P 1 lab we dissected a rat and a fetal pig. I don't know what's in store for A & P 2....I take that in the Fall.


    Fatima
  8. by   straba
    At the CC That I took A&P at, all we had were cheap old plastic models to learn from (and a cd rom for histology) . Oh, did I mention I had to walk 5 miles to school, in the snow, up hill, both ways!!!
  9. by   FarmgrrlRN
    I guess no one else had this experience...

    In A&P I we diseccted fetal pigs....and then we were doing the nervous system...they actually had dissected a human head medially straight down the center. It was really gross and freaky! I swear this is no joke. So we had half of this lady's head (never found out where the other half was), if my instructor had her turned one way you could see her hair, and one half of her face...on the other side was her brain, skull, mouth, throat etc. You get the picture. My A&P instructor really got a kick out of showing us that lady that day!(I think they called her Alice in the Biology Dept.)

    In second semester we used human cadavers. Our instructor would unlock the door to the walk-in 'frig and we had to wheel them out. They were in these stainless steel tanks-on-wheels. We had a male and female. It was really interesting, they told us we were really lucky since that was all at a community college.
  10. by   maire
    Originally posted by LoriB
    Maire I'm in South Jersey too. Where did you do your pre-reqs and where are you going to school?
    I go to Burlington County College in Pemberton. Where are you?
  11. by   Mithrah
    In my A & P class we didn't dissect any animals. Instructors brought in cow brain, eyes, and lungs. I don't think I would have been able to dissect a cat. I love them too much!
  12. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by FarmRN2Be
    In second semester we used human cadavers. Our instructor would unlock the door to the walk-in 'frig and we had to wheel them out. They were in these stainless steel tanks-on-wheels. We had a male and female. It was really interesting, they told us we were really lucky since that was all at a community college.
    Wow, I wish we had gotten to work with cadavers. All we got were some pigs and a few preserved human organs. I don't really feel that the pig dissection helped me learn. I got much more out of the plastic human torsos.
  13. by   gonnabeanurse2
    We dissected fetal pigs, deer hearts (almost identical to human), and human cadavers...it was AWESOME!!!

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