Presentation on theme: "Background Information to get you started.. Why dissection? Dissections are a powerful teaching tool. – To see it is to understand it – unlike 2D diagrams."— Presentation transcript:
Background Information to get you started.
Why dissection? Dissections are a powerful teaching tool. – To see it is to understand it – unlike 2D diagrams. You will gain an appreciation for organ placement & system set up. There are many similarities between pigs & humans. – Best: muscles, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive systems…..
Other Thoughts: Dissection DOES NOT mean to CUT UP. It means “to expose, to view.” We will rarely be “cutting” but we will – probe & tease tissues to expose them – Note position of organs relative to other for understanding of whole systems.
Objectives: Perform a whole body dissection of a vertebrate like ourselves Identify the major anatomical features of your pig. Understand the relationship: – form and function of each organ – each system – how all systems interconnect – homeostasis! Gain dissection skills you will use in your further education experiences
Background Information These specimens are NOT raised for dissection purposes. – salvaged from pregnant sows at slaughter for food They have been embalmed via the umbilical cord Arteries and veins also injected with latex – red arteries, blue veins
Gloves Bring own
Dissection Tray Must be in Do NOT hold & dissect
Apron (if you choose)
Cut away from your body & other students
Never ingest specimen Or even ask or joke about it
All parts stay in tray
Read ALL Instructions
Wear close toed shoes
Anything Breaks let ME know
Only touch YOUR supplies
Where is safety equipment in the lab
After Wash Tray Wash utensils Put bin back in cupboard Wash lab table Wash your hands