What Have You Had to Disect

  1. What kinds of things did you have to disect in some of your classes? Just curious.

    Cheryl
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  3. by   Maisie
    A human cadaver.
  4. by   EMTtoRN
    I go to a small CC so there is no budget for human cadavers nor any place to put them!


    So we dissected:
    A rat
    A fetal pig
    A sheep brain

    That is it.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    I went to a small community college and we dissected human beings, male and female. New ones every class. Our prof was determined to make sure we had human cadavers.

    steph
  6. by   cdietrich404
    Quote from EMTtoRN
    I go to a small CC so there is no budget for human cadavers nor any place to put them!


    So we dissected:
    A rat
    A fetal pig
    A sheep brain

    That is it.

    How was it? I am not to excited about dissecting a rat.
  7. by   Achoo!
    a male and female cadaver, no animals.
  8. by   nikonos
    In A/P 1:
    cat
    fetal pig
    sheep brain
    cow eye

    And in zoology:
    earthworm
    grasshopper
    sea star
    frog
    fetal pig
    dogfish
    perch
    lamprey

    We got to observe the med students at our university dissect cadavers, but we never got to do it ourselves...unfortunately.
  9. by   EMTtoRN
    Quote from cdietrich404
    How was it? I am not to excited about dissecting a rat.
    Honestly I enjoy dissections and wish that we did cadavers. The day we did the rats our teacher told us she had fetal pigs for anyone who wanted and I chose to do a fetal pig instead. I think it is fascinating. Some people do not like the smell but it really is not bad.
  10. by   SCmomof3
    In A&P1 we did a cat (muscles) and a sheep's brain. In A&P2, we'll be doing the cow's eye, doing more of the cat we began last semester, and I'm not sure what else. I enjoyed it and learned a lot, though I was a bit leery at first.
  11. by   nfsaldal
    Cats. We had 1 per 4 lab students and had to keep it thru the entire summer, A&P I and II. I was kind of weirded out by the cat the first two days but quickly got over it. We also did the cow heart and eye and sheep's brain.
  12. by   MryRose
    So far in Bio 1 and Anatomy only have disected a fetal pig, sheeps brain and cow eyes. Very cool indeed!

    The trick to avoid stinky animals is to rinse them (and the storage bag) well each time you use them. At the end of semester my pig didn't reek, but many others did. At first people were giggling as I "bathed" my pig... but in the end they undertsood my logic!
  13. by   AdobeRN
    The first time I took A&P several years ago at a university we had cadavers. When I retook the classes at a Community college we used a cow's eye, sheep brain and a cat (used for muscle study). A&P 2 - cat (used with study of all body systems), cow's heart and the instructor brought in an adult pigs heart/lungs.
  14. by   SusanJean
    In high school we did frogs, fish, worms and fetal pigs. It has been awhile, so we may have done more, I just don't remember.

    I have had 2 additional anatomy: 1 cat and one human cadaver. Both had 4 students per.

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