Lab 1 Overview

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN TO DO: Describe and identify anatomical position and locate major organs.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify anatomical position and be able to reference it when describing anatomical locations.
  • Know where to cut to create each of the following and be able to recognize the views created by a cut in each of the following:
    • mid-sagittal plane
    • para-sagittal plane
    • frontal plane
    • transverse plane
  • Be able to look up anatomical nouns and adjectives for external body areas and find what they refer to.
  • Apply each pair of terms to locate a structure or direct someone to a structure:
    • superior/inferior
    • anterior/posterior
    • medial/lateral
    • proximal/distal
    • superficial/deep
    • dorsal/ventral
    • cephalad/caudal
    • supine/prone
  • Locate each of the following:
    • dorsal body cavity
    • cranial cavity
    • spinal cavity
    • ventral body cavity
    • thoracic body cavity
    • diaphragm
    • abdominopelvic cavity
    • abdominal cavity
    • pelvic cavity
  • List the major organs and identify at least two physiological roles for each of the 11 human organ systems:
    • integumentary
    • skeletal
    • muscular
    • nervous
    • endocrine
    • cardiovascular
    • lymphatic/immune
    • respiratory
    • digestive
    • urinary
    • reproductive
  • Identify each organ in the anatomical model and know its location within the model body:
    • cranial cavity
    • palate
    • parotid salivary gland
    • sublingual salivary gland
    • submandibular salivary gland
    • larynx
    • trachea
    • esophagus
    • aorta left
    • lung (2 lobes)
    • right lung (3 lobes)
    • diaphragm
    • kidney
    • adrenal (suprarenal) glands
    • liver
    • gall bladder
    • pancreas
    • stomach
    • spleen
    • large intestine
    • small intestine
    • appendix
    • ovaries
    • uterus
    • female urethra
    • testes
    • scrotum

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

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Complete the following lab activities and exercises:
  • Reading: Anatomical Position and Planes
    • Exercises 1.1
  • Reading: Anatomical Vocabulary
    • Exercises 1.2
  • Reading: Anatomical Orientation and Directions
    • Exercises 1.3
  • Reading: The Human Body Cavities
    • Exercises 1.4
  • Reading: The Human Organ Systems
    • Exercises 1.5 and 1.6

Click below to download a file with all the exercises for this module, you can choose either a Word file or a PDF file.

A&P_Lab_Module 1_Exercises Word file

A&P_Lab_Module 1_Exercises_PDF_file

If you want a PDF file of the entire lab, it is available here: A&P Lab 1 – Anatomical Language & Organs