Anatomy Lab Field Trip!

Posted: February 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

For this very fascinating but entirely optional experience, let’s meet Friday, April 6 from 9:20 AM. under the skybridge connecting the old and new Biology buildings. The doors to the lab will remain open and you can come and go as you please, provided you don’t make a commotion. This should be a fun event, though I do ask to remember that we are guests and should conduct ourselves respectfully. Please let the TAs set the mood for our visit. If they behave in a light-hearted fashion then we can feel free to join in the spirit of the event. But, please, do NOT bring cameras or take photographs. Photography is strictly prohibited in the lab and any violation of that rule will immediately end out visit. That understood, I look forward to seeing many of you there. Bring a strong stomach and an open mind, and prepare to have a great experience learning something about the human body and the way you manage your emotions in response to the spectacle of it.

  1. Elizabeth Izampuye says:

    This is really exciting! I had the chance of visiting the Health Sciences library with one of my classes a few days ago, and was impressed with how advanced the U is regarding medical/health sciences innovations. Health sciences is becoming more of a multi-disciplinary field; because it incorporates engineers, scientists, medicine practitioners, policy-makers, and educators, seeing a whole library dedicated to it makes sense. This library allows people of all majors and interests to come in and learn about health itself. I did not realize the amount of knowledge hidden away inside this building, and I’m glad I got to discover it. I am excited to visit the anatomy lab, because that is the field of health I am interested in. This area of campus is one that I have heard of but have not been able to see, and for a class of health science majors, it would be a great learning experience to see the inside and what equipment they have.

    • I’m glad you’re excited about this opportunity. Enough students have enjoyed it in the past that the anatomy lab field trip has become something of a legend and tradition in Honors. We’re lucky to be able to make these visits, as the U of U has one of the only undergraduate anatomy labs in the nation. Mark Nielsen, who runs the lab, literally wrote the book on the subject. He’s most gracious to open the facilities to us, and his TAs are very generous to offer to tour us through the premises. One of the things that I hope you will recognize at the lab is that fact that the human body is not simply an objective thing. Rather, it lies at the intersection of the various professions and disciplines you mention. I’ll try to do the best during our visit to get the TAs to talk about this subject.

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