Including Sheep Heart, Brain and Eye
Copyright (c) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 by James S. Miller
- This laboratory manual was developed over a period of four years, with the help of numerous Goshen College students. See the list of credits for their names.
- You may see examples of book content: table of contents, a list of illustrations, a two page sample of the contents, and examples of medical notes.
- You may also see a page of pig and dissection humor, a description of why fetal pigs are good dissection specimens, or a large collection of hints and tips and interesting facts about the fetal pig.
Important educational features of this dissection guide include:
- Designed to work with students’ natural dissecting style
- All important structures are clearly visible on one or more of the 63 illustrations
- Illustrations are on the same page or facing page from their textual descriptions
- Illustrations are designed to be as life-like as possible, while clearly identifying important structures
- Items on illustrations are identified by number rather than name, encouraging students to read the accompanying text
- Clearly written descriptions
- Each important structure is identified by bold type and underlining at the beginning of a paragraph describing the structure
- Dissection instructions are written to be as clear and accurate as possible
- Printed with a large, clear typeface to make it easy to read in the lab setting
- Designed to accommodate various types of classes
- Material is organized to facilitate omitting selected sections if time is limited
- More difficult material within sections is marked to facilitate special treatment
- Supplementary material is organized within appendices
- Organized for ease of navigation
- Table of Contents, List of Figures, and Index facilitate locating specific material
- In important cases, cross-references to other illustrations are given within the text
- Medical Notes – special sections that enhance relevance
- 33 of these special, boxed sections make connections between the structures students are studying and relevant human diseases of those structures