Rat Dissection Preparation Page
We are offering students the choice of participating in our ecology based field walk or a rat dissection lab. The rat dissection will only cover the reproductive systems, digestive system and respiratory system. If you chose the rat dissection you are responsible for coming to lab having read the lab manual and having basic knowledge of the function of the structures found in those systems. In class we will dissect rats to identify those structures and then (at the end of the lab) we will administer a practical exam. The exam will consist of a series of dissected rats with various organs and structures pinned. You will be required to identify and explain the function of the structure pinned.
To prepare for lab this week:
Read Rat Dissection from the on line lab manual.
The following are sources to help you learn the anatomy of the Rat, and for those who have an ethical objection to dissection:
To repeat: You are not responsible for the circulatory system this semester.
Assignment this week:
A 10 question practical on Rat Dissection at end of class (10 pts.)