Human Anatomy Lab Manual

This is a lab manual for a college-level human anatomy course (BIOL 3446 at UTA). Despite the abundance of information readily available via Google, the mastery of anatomy requires a fair amount of memorization for quick recall.

The activities in this manual encourage students to engage with new vocabulary in many ways, including grouping key terms, matching terms to structures, recalling definitions, and written exercises.

As the majority of college campuses do not have easy access to a cadaver, most of the activities in this manual utilize anatomical models. Also included are several dissections of animal tissues, and a significant amount of histological examinations.

Each unit includes both pre- and post-lab questions and six lab exercises designed for a classroom where students move from station to station during a three-hour period. Effort was put into equalizing the time required to perform each lab exercise, to facilitate class flow.

The vocabulary terms used in each unit are listed at the end of the manual and serve as a checklist for practicals.


  • Lab 1: Anatomical Language
  • Lab 2: Bones and Bone Markings
  • Lab 3: Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
  • Lab 4: Brain and Cranial Nerves
  • Lab 5: Special Senses
  • Lab 6: Respiratory System
  • Lab 7: The Cardiovascular system
  • Lab 8: Digestive System
  • Lab 9: Urinary and Reproductive Systems
  • Lab 10: The Muscular and Integumentary systems

Language: English
Format: ebook PDF online
Pages: 187

Read Online:  Human Anatomy Lab Manual by Malgosia Wilk-Blaszczak