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Re: Health Science

Postby Bryant » June 28th, 2008, 2:17 pm

wow, i suppose that must of made it really interesting and much more fun, but perhaps a bit disgusting too. what were some of the organ they showed you?
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Re: Health Science

Postby ladaloop » June 28th, 2008, 3:29 pm

yeah that would have been really neat to see
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Postby theoneandonly » June 28th, 2008, 9:06 pm

They had a few brain specimens, including a sagittal section of a complete brain and a few larger brain tissue dissections. They also had some heart specimens, including a complete heart and another heart with the anterior portion of the heart wall peeled back.
The specimens were all marked using dissection pins with numbers, so the test was basically matching. However, the questions weren't simply, "Which is the corpus callosum?" The questions were more like, "Which tract is primarily responsible for inter-hemispheric communication of the cerebrum," at which point you had to infer it was the corpus callosum AND THEN know where the corpus callosum was in the specimen.
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Re: Health Science

Postby Aia » June 28th, 2008, 10:19 pm

I found a major irony with those organs though. The event supervisors requested that we respect the specimens since people had donated their own organs. However, when my partner and I got to the organ stations, the organs were just soaking through paper plates...

After the event supervisor's lecture about respect, it seemed almost disrespectful to me to display them in such a fashion. I don't know, maybe that was just me.
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Re: Health Science

Postby theoneandonly » June 28th, 2008, 11:03 pm

Yeah, his whole spiel was a little out of place, too. I mean, what did he expect us to do, start ripping the specimens apart?
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Re: Health Science

Postby carneyf1d » July 13th, 2008, 1:51 pm

oh man, the real specimens of the brain and heart were amazing.
i'm not sure about the whole musculoskeleton system...since the muscular system can go very very in depth. i think knowing insertions and origins will suffice. plus knowing tendons and the linkage between the two systems will help. wonder if they will make you know every bone in the body... that would be cool.

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Re: Health Science

Postby theoneandonly » July 13th, 2008, 2:10 pm

Hey, the more you know, the better off you'll do.

I agree with carneyf1d; insertions and origins are probably going to be important, but it's always important to know the cellular pathology of bones and muscles. I mean, they could easily show you a slide of muscle and ask what type of muscle (smooth, cardiac, skeletal/striated) it is.
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Re: Health Science

Postby carneyf1d » July 13th, 2008, 2:30 pm

right on. but for regionals and state i would imagine it should be fairly lax. once you hit nationals, expect anything

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Re: Health Science

Postby theoneandonly » July 13th, 2008, 8:18 pm

Do you think they're going to include anaerobic/aerobic muscle metabolism, lactic acid, and that whole area?
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Re: Health Science

Postby carneyf1d » July 13th, 2008, 9:17 pm

very very unlikely. since those have relatively little to do with cardiac and skeletal systems.


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