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Cadaver Dissection

brad kennedy

Instructor: Bradley Kennedy

Brad Kennedy is the Cadaver Dissection Coordinator and Instructor at Augustana College. He earned his B.A. in biology from the University of Northern Iowa, and his M.S. in clinical anatomy from Creighton University. He has taught anatomy to students of all levels, ranging from medical school to high school.

Program dates: June 18-20 or June 20-22, 2017

Program cost: $340 for either session

Includes lodging, all meals and any field trips.

Course description

During this program students will learn and reflect on the sacred gift of body donation. You will be introduced to proper dissection techniques and will also learn the superficial anatomy of the thoracic and abdominal cavities, the superficial and muscular anatomy of the arm and the thigh through dissection. You will learn about the donor and be able to answer questions about what you learned from the donor.

Course requirements

Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in Fall 2017. They also must have taken at least one high school biology course.

Contact Bonnie Jessee to inquire about requirement override.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 (June 18 or June 20)

  • Check-in (4:30 p.m. Sunday or 4 p.m. Tuesday)
  • Dinner
  • Evening activities

Day 2 (June 19 or June 21)

8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Discussion of first reflection assignment
  • Orientation of this morning's areas of dissection
  • Dissection experience — Students will be asked to report on "homework" assignments related to lab

Noon - lunch

1-4 p.m.

  • Discussion of morning dissection
  • Orientation/update regarding afternoon dissection
  • Dissection experience
  • Daily wrap-up
  • Reflection assignment

Day 3 (June 20 or June 22)

8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Discussion of second reflection assignment
  • Dissection experience

Noon — lunch

1-4 p.m.

  • Discussion of morning dissection
  • Orientation/update regarding afternoon dissection
  • Dissection experience
  • Daily wrap-up and discussion
  • Reflection assignment — reflection on body donation, questions about donor
  • Change out of scrubs and head back to residence hall

4:30 p.m. — Departure