Discovering Anatomy: A Guided Examination of the Cadaver

By David A. Morton, John L. Crawley  •  
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Print ISBN  9781617316166
• eBook ISBN  9781617316173
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Discovering Anatomy: A Guided Examination of the Cadaver serves as an "active atlas," delivering high-quality photographs of cadavers, coupled with interactive activities to guide students through the systems and structures of the human body.

This unique workbook can be used in cadaver-based anatomy lab courses to provide an enhanced experience, or in courses that use other means, such as models, to achieve a better understanding of anatomical structures. It can be used as a stand-alone resource, or in conjunction with other lab materials.

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  • Getting Acquainted sections contain workbook exercises designed to familiarize students with the vocabulary and anatomical structures they will identify during the lab. These activities include writing definitions and descriptions, coloring black and white line drawings, labeling diagrams to help students retain the information, and other activities that will prepare students for their time in the lab.
  • Objectives state the learning goals for what students are expected to know after completing each chapter.
  • Materials Lists are provided to ensure students have the necessary materials and are prepared for lab ahead of time.
  • Observing sections are hands-on lab exercises in which students observe a cadaver or model, identify anatomical structures, complete fill-in-the-blank exercises, and, in some cases, draw what they observe. These activities help students correctly identify structures and understand their functions.
  • High-quality photographs of carefully dissected cadavers, X-rays, radiographs, and micrographs are included. These labeled images provide students with excellent visual support for their lab work.
  • Clinical Applications boxes throughout the book offer students a window into the practical relevance of the content by discussing issues, such as ACL tears and kidney stones, that they might encounter as medical professionals, .
  • Weird and Wacky sidebars are intended to help engage students with the material by providing interesting and fun insights and trivia that connect the functions of various organ systems to everyday life.
  • Wrapping Up sections provide an opportunity for students to review the content covered in the chapter and practiced in the lab. These activities check student recall and understanding of the material covered in the chapter and can be handed in for grading.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Anatomy
Ch 1 Intro Material
Ch 1 Getting Acquainted
Ch 1 Observing
Ch 1 Wrapping Up
Chapter 2 Histology
Ch 2 Intro Material
Ch 2 Getting Acquainted
Ch 2 Observing
Ch 2 Wrapping Up
Chapter 3 Integumentary System
Ch 3 Intro Material
Ch 3 Getting Acquainted
Ch 3 Observing
Ch 3 Wrapping Up
Chapter 4 Axial Skeleton
Ch 4 Intro Material
Ch 4 Getting Acquainted
Ch 4 Observing
Ch 4 Wrapping Up
Chapter 5 Appendicular Skeleton
Ch 5 Intro Material
Ch 5 Getting Acquainted
Ch 5 Observing
Ch 5 Wrapping Up
Chapter 6 Arthrology
Ch 6 Intro Material
Ch 6 Getting Acquainted
Ch 6 Observing
Ch 6 Wrapping Up
Chapter 7 Head and Trunk Muscles
Ch 7 Intro Material
Ch 7 Getting Acquainted
Ch 7 Observing
Ch 7 Wrapping Up
Chapter 8 Upper Limb Muscles
Ch 8 Intro Material
Ch 8 Getting Acquainted
Ch 8 Observing
Ch 8 Wrapping Up
Chapter 9 Lower Limb Muscles
Ch 9 Intro Material
Ch 9 Getting Acquainted
Ch 9 Observing
Ch 9 Wrapping Up
Chapter 10 Central Nervous System
Ch 10 Intro Material
Ch 10 Getting Acquainted
Ch 10 Observing
Ch 10 Wrapping Up
Chapter 11 Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous Systems
Ch 11 Intro Material
Ch 11 Getting Acquainted
Ch 11 Observing
Ch 11 Wrapping Up
Chapter 12 Special Senses
Ch 12 Intro Material
Ch 12 Getting Acquainted
Ch 12 Observing
Ch 12 Wrapping Up
Chapter 13 Endocrine System
Ch 13 Intro Material
Ch 13 Getting Acquainted
Ch 13 Observing
Ch 13 Wrapping Up
Chapter 14 Cardiovascular System
Ch 14 Intro Material
Ch 14 Getting Acquainted
Ch 14 Observing
Ch 14 Wrapping Up
Chapter 15 Lymphatic System
Ch 15 Intro Material
Ch 15 Getting Acquainted
Ch 15 Observing
Ch 15 Wrapping Up
Chapter 16 Respiratory System
Ch 16 Intro Material
Ch 16 Getting Acquainted
Ch 16 Observing
Ch 16 Wrapping Up
Chapter 17 Digestive System
Ch 17 Intro Material
Ch 17 Getting Acquainted
Ch 17 Observing
Ch 17 Wrapping Up
Chapter 18 Urinary System
Ch 18 Intro Material
Ch 18 Getting Acquainted
Ch 18 Observing
Ch 18 Wrapping Up
Chapter 19 Male Reproductive System
Ch 19 Intro Material
Ch 19 Getting Acquainted
Ch 19 Observing
Ch 19 Wrapping Up
Chapter 20 Female Reproductive System
Ch 20 Intro Material
Ch 20 Getting Acquainted
Ch 20 Observing
Ch 20 Wrapping Up
About the Authors
Instructor Resources


  • Estimated lab completion times
  • Teaching notes for the instructor
  • Materials lists
  • Answers to student questions