By Josephine Reid
When studying Human Anatomy, lab activities typically include examination, and or dissection of animal organs similar to human organs. A typical course includes the study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. It introduces common human disease processes.
Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. A more advanced course may include a comprehensive review of human cadaver anatomy for health professionals and students of the health professions. It covers major muscles, skin, bones and joints, internal organs, blood vessels, the brain, spinal cord and major nerves.
According to Meswin, LPN on allnurses.com, it depends on the institution, but there are some guidelines:
We have to wear scrubs for labs and if I have theory in the morning and labs in the afternoon, I wear my scrubs all day. Well our entire class will wear scrubs all day if we have any sort of lab that day. We also have to wear scrubs to clinicals. I don't wear a lab coat because we really can't have a lot of things in our pockets due to infection control. I have scrub pants that have a pen slot, I use that and I put a folded up piece of paper in my other pocket. I don't wear my stethoscope around my neck because it is a chocking hazard.
Your school dress code (or some individual early in the process ) should identify what is appropriate garb for what kinds of school situations. Follow the school's guidelines.
CuriousMe gets to take the more casual approach for class:
We wear our clinical scrubs or professional dress with a labcoat for clinicals, but for classroom we can where whatever we like. That ranges from sweats to dresses in my class.
Overall during your every day coursework, you’ll gain an understanding of the causes, diagnosis and treatment of disease, and how they affect different parts of the body.
You may also touch on hot topics such as cell cloning, bioinformatics, genetic engineering, and perhaps even the impact of malaria or HIV on a human being. These areas do not necessarily require wearing medical scrubs to class.