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Human Anatomy Lab Manual

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Malgosia Wilk-Blaszczak

Copyright Year: 2018

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Language: English

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Reviewed by Cassie Gohn, Assistant Professor, Manchester University on 3/10/23

This text covers the major anatomical structures suitable for an undergraduate anatomy course. I appreciated that each lab had a pre-lab and post-lab assignment. read more

Reviewed by Alexandra Orahovats, Adjunct Instructor, Community College of Aurora on 8/11/20

No prelab for respiratory system or spinal cord/spinal nerves labs No comparison of CNS vs PNS No available table to itemize all aspects of cranial nerves (sensory functions and/or motor functions) read more

Reviewed by Deborah O'Dell, Professor, University of Mary Washington on 6/27/20

This lab manual covers the major body systems typically studied in the undergraduate anatomy lab. In each lab, Each system has an introduction, followed by a pre-lab where students are asked to label structures that they will then see in the lab.... read more

Reviewed by Roy Gottlieb, ADjunct Professor, North Shore Community College on 6/11/20

Does include a helpful index and glossary of anatomical terms arranged by lab sections. The material is comprehensive save for the absence of labs on the endocrine and lymphatic systems. read more

Reviewed by Hugh Jarrard, Assistant Professor, Oregon Institute of Technology on 4/29/20

The text is very comprehensive and covers all areas appropriate for a single-semester college-level Introductory course in anatomy. All major body systems are covered in appropriate detail (although the relevance of some of the exercises is... read more

Reviewed by Kendra Anspaugh, Assistant Professor, University of Holy Cross on 12/8/19

A good introduction to anatomy in a one-semester laboratory class. Contains separate vocabulary lists for each lab at the end for easy reference and self-testing. read more

Table of Contents

  • Lab 1: Anatomical Language
  • Lab 2: Bones and Bone Markings
  • Lab 3: Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
  • Lab 4: Brain and Cranial Nerves
  • Lab 5: Special Senses
  • Lab 6: Respiratory System
  • Lab 7: The Cardiovascular system
  • Lab 8: Digestive System
  • Lab 9: Urinary and Reproductive Systems
  • Lab 10: The Muscular and Integumentary systems

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  • About the Book

    This is a lab manual for a college-level human anatomy course. Mastery of anatomy requires a fair amount of memorization and recall skills. The activities in this manual encourage students to engage with new vocabulary in many ways, including grouping key terms, matching terms to structures, recalling definitions, and written exercises. Most of the activities in this manual utilize anatomical models, and several dissections of animal tissues and  histological examinations are also included. Each unit includes both pre- and post-lab questions and six lab exercises designed for a classroom where students move from station to station. The vocabulary terms used in each unit are listed at the end of the manual and serve as a checklist for practicals.

    About the Contributors


    Dr. Malgosia Wilk-Blaszczak has taught human anatomy and human physiology courses for 30 years to medical and nursing students, and currently to undergraduate students at University of Texas at Arlington. She holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Warsaw Medical University. Ever since she discovered her father’s anatomical fold-out “manikin” as a child, Dr. Wilk has has been enamored by all aspects of the human body. In addition to teaching, she loves old medical illustration and never misses the chance to see them in museums when she travels.

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