HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY: BIOL 231
CADAVER LAB INFORMATION SHEET
*This sheet is provided so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to seek
admission to this laboratory section. Please read carefully.
1. ALL STUDENTS in BIOL 230 will work with cadavers, no matter which lab they enroll in.
2. In BIOL 230, there are eight lab sections:
a. 7 lab sections will dissect cats and use pre-dissected cadavers.
b. 1 lab section will use and dissect cadavers only (this is BIOL 231).
c. ANY OF THE LABS WILL MEET THE REQUIREMENT FOR YOUR MAJOR!
3. All labs are a corequisite of BIOL 230. Lab attendance is mandatory, NO EXCEPTIONS! If you
know that you will have a conflict, don't bother applying for this lab. It meets Thursday afternoons,
4. In order to apply for this lab, you must complete any pre-requisite courses by the end of the same
semester in which you apply. Summer pre-requisite courses following the spring application process will
not fulfill the requirement.
5. This lab is designed for those individuals with a specific interest in dissection experience using
human anatomical specimens. If you would like to enroll in this lab, you must be committed to do the
work. You will NOT be allowed to drop from the course if you decide later that you cannot handle the
work. Make this decision now BEFORE you apply! If you are unable or unwilling to do the work, we
would rather give the position to someone who can.
6. You will be responsible for a larger amount of material than the students in the other labs.
Therefore, this lab will take more time and dedication. You will also receive one (1) additional credit
hour for the lab.
7. The first lab will meet on the Tuesday BEFORE classes begin in the fall. You will need to make
the appropriate arrangements to attend.
8. You may be required to purchase a lab coat. We will give you information later about where you
can purchase one.
9. We are looking for students with good verbal communication skills and the ability and/or
willingness to work with students in a teaching capacity. Students are required to spend additional time
going over the material with students in the other labs.
10. Since the cadavers are used as a learning tool for many students, the dissections need to be
performed well. We are looking for students with good fine motor skills and the time, effort, and ability
to do a good job dissecting.
11. The use of human specimens is a valuable experience, and one that we are sure you will come to
appreciate. These are persons who have donated their bodies to the study of science, and you must
remember that they deserve respect. Therefore, you will be expected to behave with tact at all times
within the lab, i.e. no crude comments, etc. We will be very strict about behavior in and around the
A. Fill out an application and return a hard copy of it (typed answers to questions) to Dr. Kirk
Kelley, Department of Biology (campus mail or LEW 203) by March 1.
B. Keep this sheet for your records, return the remaining sheets below.
C. Students will be selected by a committee of three SAU faculty.
D. Notification will be sent out on or before April 1.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kirk Kelley at 333-6182 or e-mail him at
N.B. We CANNOT allow time conflicts with this lab. You are responsible for working out your
class schedules. You will not be allowed to come late or leave early to attend a conflicting class,
athletic practice, or work.