BIO 168 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
The body as a Unit – Introduction to A & P
Describe anatomical position and its importance in health fields.
Use anatomical and directional terms correctly.
Identify planes of the body.
Describe the structure, function and locations for the serous membranes.
Identify the regions and quadrants of the abdominopelvic cavity.
– Before going to Lab you must complete the following:
Read the online text for
Introduction to Human Anatomy
and answer the questions that follow.
* You will spend
in Lab at Forsyth Tech to complete the following Activities.
of time allows you to complete the activities by using the torso model, other models as well as working
with a lab partner.
The following activities will be completed during lab:
Anatomical position and Anatomical terminology
When describing the human body, it is
as being in
This is true even
if a person is lying down on their back with their arms in the air! You must remember this important concept.
Anatomical position refers to the body upright (or lying down face up), facing forward, feet shoulder width
apart, upper limbs out to the side with palms facing forward or anteriorly.
See Figure 1: Anatomical Terms of
the Human Body on the following page.
Anatomical Terms –
With a lab partner review the following body regions.
Stand, facing one another, one partner will point to an area on his/her body.
The other partner
will then name the anatomical term being identified.
. The opposite partner will now name the parts that the other partner is identifying.
Identify five parts each time before switching. (*If you study these in a mirror, as well, it will
help you to practice right and left sides on a patient sitting or standing opposite of you!)
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*Study Hint: For crural and sural, which are both part of the leg, crural is the leg itself and sural is the
back – think “s” is further back in the alphabet so this term refers to the back (calf) of the leg.
Remember that coxal is the hipbone, but this is not the same as coccyx, which is the tailbone.