Human Anatomy Laboratory Manual by Christine Eckel is a hands-on learning tool designed to guide students through human anatomy concepts through observation, touch, dissection, and practical activities such as sketching, labeling, and coloring. Exquisite dissection photographs capture anatomical details, and a student-friendly writing style uses relevant examples to engage students in concept application. It focuses on human specimens, and also includes common animal specimens such as cow eye, sheep brain, and sheep heart.
This manual was expressly written to supplement and expand upon content covered in the lecture course, not to repeat it. It accompanies McKinley/O'Loughlin Human Anatomy 2nd edition, but is also a stand alone product that works well with any 1-semester human anatomy text.
The Eckel lab manual emphasizes the cadaver as the main demonstration specimen, and also includes activities and photos centered around anatomical models as well as animal specimens such as fresh cow bone, cow eye, sheep brain, and sheep heart.
The manual includes Christine Eckel's outstanding cadaver and animal dissection photos that surpass the quality of any other manual on the market. She is an experienced cadaver prosectionist and biomedical photographer, and has dissected and photographed images expressly designed to coordinate with her lab activities.
The Eckel lab manual strives to avoid repeating textbook material. It includes art and textual material that is unique to and geared for laboratory use.
Although it is intended primarily to accompany McKinley/O'Loughlin Human Anatomy 2e, this laboratory manual is appropriate for use with any 1-semester human anatomy text.
The manual serves as a hands-on guide to learning human anatomy through touch, dissection, critical thinking exercises, and observation. It includes numerous practical activities such as sketching, labeling and coloring exercises, and table completion exercises.
Eckel is written in a student-friendly, conversational style that incorporates analogies and everyday examples. Chapters begin with captivating introductions that pique student interest in the topics to be covered. Study Tips throughout the chapters provide practical, student-oriented ideas for remembering information.
The exercises in Eckel are presented as numbered modules and are divided into two main categories: Histology and Gross Anatomy.
Pedagogical devices applied throughout the lab manual include: chapter outlines with embedded learning objectives; pre- and post laboratory worksheets; What Do You Think? critical thinking questions; Study Tip! boxes; Focus boxes; structure identification checklists; word origin guides; optional activities incorporating Anatomy & Physiology Revealed; and various hands-on activities such as sketching, labeling, and coloring.
Each chapter includes a Pre-Laboratory Worksheet to prompt students to review relevant background information prior to the lab session and a Post-Laboratory Worksheet to assess understanding of lab activities.
Lab exercises consistently incorporate surface anatomy observation and palpation activities to make anatomy relevant on a personal level. Competing lab manuals typically isolate surface anatomy to a single chapter.
Jpeg images of visuals from this lab are available online, organized by chapter. Images are also pre-inserted into PowerPoint by chapter. These valuable assets are posted to McGraw-Hill's Lab Central. Please contact your sales representative for a user name and password.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Human Anatomy Laboratory
Chapter 2 The Microscope
Chapter 3 Cellular Anatomy
Chapter 4 Introduction to Histology
Chapter 5 Integument
Chapter 6 The Skeletal System ? Bone Anatomy
Chapter 7 The Skeletal System ?Axial Skeleton
Chapter 8 The Skeletal System ?Appendicular Skeleton
Chapter 9 Arthrology
Chapter 10 The Muscular System ? Muscle Tissue
Chapter 11 The Muscular System ? Axial Musculature
Chapter 12 The Muscular System ? Appendicular Musculature
Chapter 13 The Nervous System ? Nervous Tissue
Chapter 14 The Nervous System ? The Brain
Chapter 15 The Nervous System ?Cranial Nerves
Chapter 16 The Nervous System ? Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
Chapter 17 The Nervous System ? General and Special Senses
Chapter 18 The Endocrine System
Chapter 19 The Cardiovascular System ? Blood
Chapter 20 The Cardiovascular System ? Heart
Chapter 21 The Cardiovascular System ? Blood Vessels
Chapter 22 The Lymphatic System
Chapter 23 The Respiratory System
Chapter 24 The Digestive System
Chapter 25 The Urinary System
Chapter 26 The Reproductive Systems