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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 22-24, 25-27, 2014

Program cost: $320 for either session (includes $20 lab fee)

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.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 (Sunday, June 22 or Wednesday, June 25)

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

Day 2 (Monday, June 23 or Thursday, June 26)

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" assignements related to lab

Noon - lunch

1-4 p.m.

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

Day 3 (Wednesday, June 24 or Friday, June 27)

8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Discussion of second reflection assignment
  • Dissection experience

Noon — lunch

1-4 p.m.

  • Discussion of morning dissection
  • Oreientation/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