The dissecting thread has me worried... - page 3

Okay, Folks: Here is my dilema. I really, really, really, really, really, really, really wanna be a nurse. I thought, for sure, I would be going the LPN route but the more I think about it - I... Read More

  1. by   Soup Turtle
    Quote from mvanz9999
    In my opinion it DOES have value. Particularly with anatomy. Right now we're doing muscles, and I'm having a heck of a time with it. As you know, it is layer upon layer upon layer of muscles. With only visual aids such as drawings, it's very difficult to see how the layers all fit/work together. Without a 3D object, you simply cannot tell how the superficial and deeper layers interact. You can't trace insertion/origins amongst all those muscles.
    We had models in anatomy that were layered and came apart. I don't see how a dead cat could have taught me more than the models did.
  2. by   Cinqly
    Quote from MMW37
    My current nursing school does not allow us to dissect anything. Our labs for A&P are online, which means all we get to do is look at pictures. My old school (displaced by Hurricane Katrina) gave us cadavers to dissect. It was awesome getting to see what the human body actually looked like, and knowing that that person chose to give their body to science - not like dissecting an animal who might have been put down by the SPCA. However, there was a physiology lab that we never got to b/c of the storm...where they induced a coma on a dog, cut it open while it was still alive, and showed us how stimulating certain parts of its brain would make it move in different ways. Then of course they put it down afterwards. I wasn't looking forward to that at all!!
    Ditto...computer's only! Something about preservatives being carcinogenic...? (My micro teacher makes some weird anecdotes!). I dunno... I think I will definately be missing out, though. I don't mind the whole dissection thing. I would actully look forward to it, because it can really cement things and make the abstract real. Not sure how the computer will work out...I'll let you know at the end of the summer!
  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from cinqly
    Ditto...computer's only! Something about preservatives being carcinogenic...? (My micro teacher makes some weird anecdotes!). I dunno... I think I will definately be missing out, though. I don't mind the whole dissection thing. I would actully look forward to it, because it can really cement things and make the abstract real. Not sure how the computer will work out...I'll let you know at the end of the summer!
    oh man that is so sad, I love dissecting no wait I hated the cat but I have learned a lot through the hands on projects we have done, I love the cadaver, they have a special projects unit if you want to sign up through teacher approval they assign 5 students to dissect out certain systems I am going to apply for next semester, you just learn so much by seeing feeling and practicing.
  4. by   frez
    At my school in A&P we really didnt disect anything but we did look at fetal pigs, sheeps brain,and also got to see a cadaver at theend of semester.
    Frez
  5. by   GeneralJinjur
    Quote from TurtleSoup
    We had models in anatomy that were layered and came apart. I don't see how a dead cat could have taught me more than the models did.
    Real organs and muscles are a lot tougher to identify than the models. You could have learned that in A&P, but now I've told you so you know.

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