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:
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