What do you dissect in A&P Lab?

  1. I have to take it this fall and I'm curious.
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  3. by   Katnip
    Rats and cats. Some lucky pre-nursing students get cadavers.
  4. by   NurseRachy
    cadavers - and they STINK!!!!!!
  5. by   Berta
    Stiff smelly cat!! Yuck. Its the formaldahyde thats worse than the cat.
  6. by   kc_jellybean
    FETAL PIGS!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   MttoRN
    Cadavers....the lab instructors did the dissection.
  8. by   maire
    We had computer cadavers. Not as much fun when you can't poke and prod at body parts but still very informative.

    In highschool A&P I did cats and sharks (little ones), in college biology I did worms and crayfish, and in highschool biology I did a frog.

    Geez I love science, ain't it great?
  9. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    All we had in my AP class was Seal-A-Meal rats and cats. We got to dissect at our discretion in teams. We did an experiment and report on chicken muscle
    When I go to Towson I have to take A&P over again:roll Love it! Hopefully, it will be a little more about human anatomy.

    Do cadavers come in giant Seal-A-meal baggies???:roll
  10. by   Browneyedgirl
    cats, pig hearts, cow brains
  11. by   Gator,SN
    A cat, sheep eyeballs, a cow heart. It is a smelly experience but you do learn a lot and by the midterm, you won't notice the smell anymore.

    Good luck!
  12. by   ladytopaz
    We didn't get to dissect anything!! It was all computer simulated lab work. So much for a local community college!
  13. by   LoriB
    At my community college Fundamental Anatomy says it is computer simulated dissection but for Human it doesn't say anything and Jefferson says I have to take Human.

    Maire I'm in South Jersey too. Where did you do your pre-reqs and where are you going to school?
  14. by   LeesieBug
    In my A&P I we used cats. The freakiest part was the look on their faces, not the dissection!

    I am taking A&P II in the spring at a different college. I know they use pigs, but I think they use other things also. Not sure what. At least the pigs don't have that awful look on their faces!