The department of Health and Exercise Science (HES), in the College of Health Sciences, is taking great pride in its Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) laboratory located in the Holmes Convocation Center. The laboratory is headed by Gregory Anoufriev, MD.
The study of anatomy and physiology is the foundation for any health related profession. The students who take this subject must attend both lectures and laboratory. In the medical field, the hands-on experience is crucial, and this is the main function of the laboratory.
Over the last few years, the A&P laboratory has been equipped with the most modern technology available. During lab hours, the students put to use the information received in the lectures. They have access to new equipment, and to two cadavers that are being used for dissection. The highest level of understanding the material covered in the study of human anatomy and physiology is through dissections on cadavers and organs, as well as clinical laboratory analysis. Basic concepts of ECG, heart sounds, blood pressure, pulse wave, electroencephalography, pulmonary studies, etc. will also be conducted. The students will be engaged in critical thinking and problem solving regarding anatomy and physiology concepts.
Groups of high-school students come to visit the A&P laboratory year around. Dr. Anoufriev makes time available for tours and dissections.
Medical personnel from hospitals in the county have expressed an interest in continuing education classes, in particular working with the cadavers. They have recognized that the ASU lab is equipped with state-of-the-arts medical technology. During the summer, the A&P laboratory in HES is being used for three one-week camps for high-school students.
The laboratory activities are based on laboratory manuals which are specifically designed to accommodate all the necessary material for linking the lectures to the hands-on experience.