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Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab Tours

The Human Anatomy Program at Weber State University is pleased to offer an immersive tour program for local schools to augment curriculum, enrich their learning environment and expose them to the opportunities at WSU. Students will be exposed to the anatomy and physiology of the various organ systems of the human body.

Tour Details

The tours are 90 minutes, Wednesdays from 11:00-12:30
Students will participate in a number of Human Anatomy Cadaver Lab workstations.
The focus is flexible to specific topical material based on group's identified subject.
The tour accommodates up to 28 students.

 

Request to Reserve Your Tour Date      Required Student Release Forms 

Tour Rules of Conduct & Safety Procedures

We have the rare privilege here at Weber State University to have human cadavers and preserved specimens available for undergraduates to use and study. More importantly, we also have a rare privilege of undergraduate training in cadaver dissection and prosection. This latter experience is incredibly rare for an undergraduate institution. Computer, plastic and other simulations cannot provide the same educational experience as these specimens.
 
The privilege and sensitive nature of working with human bodies require significant obligations from you as a student, and this code of conduct is listed below. Failure to abide by these obligations will result in your removal from the lab and official disciplinary action through Weber State University.
  • Photography, videography or any recordings of any form are strictly prohibited in the cadaver laboratory.  
    • No visitors or friends are permitted into the laboratory without a signed form AND consent of Dr. Brian Chung or Dr. Ronald Meyers.
  • Each cadaver is a patient with a name (randomly generated in order to preserve their privacy).  You will be introduced to these patients by their names and you are expected to treat these patients as if they were your own.
    • Remarks that are humorous or derogatory are inappropriate.
    • Students are not permitted to touch nor handle the patients.
  • Some of the specimens you will be handling have been extracted from our patients for further study. These specimens must be handled with care. Any effort to purposefully damage these specimens is grounds for dismissal from the laboratory.
  • No specimens or models are to be removed from the laboratory.  
  • No food or drink is permitted in the laboratory.
  • You are required to wear clothing that protects your legs from potential contamination. In other words, closed-toe shoes, pants or leggings that cover all of your lower limbs, and long hair tied back to reduce the risk of exposure to the embalming fluids used in the lab.

Recent WSU Anatomy and Physiology Lab Mentors

From left to right:

Shelby Geilmann, Augustus Malan, Graeme Beatie, Rachael Carter, Taylor Wilco, and Kelton Friedel 

 

Shelby Geilmann

  • Major: Biochemistry
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? Doctor
  • How long have you been a lab instructor? 1 semester
  • What high school did you attend? North Summit High School, in a little place called Coalville
  • Why did you come to WSU? I chose WSU for many reasons, but I love that it’s close to home and not a huge school
  • Favorite movie: Any crime show with a twist
  • Favorite song: "Sweet Disaster," Dreamers
  • Favorite food: Buffalo wings
  • Favorite animal: Elephant
  • Hobby: Being outside (hiking, kayaking, snowboarding etc.)
  • Something unique: I love to travel!  Anywhere, anytime, I love being able to pack up and go somewhere new as much as possible.
 

Augustus Malan

  • Major: Zoology
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? Doctor
  • How long have you been a lab instructor? 5 semesters
  • What high school did you attend? Morgan High School, Class of 2015
  • Why did you come to WSU? Because it is known to have a great acceptance rate into medical schools, and the class sizes are small enough that you can get to know your instructors and other students as well
  • Favorite movie: "Dumb and Dumber" 
  • Favorite song: "Black," Pearl Jam
  • Favorite food: Seafood chowder
  • Favorite animal: Intertidal ribbon worm 
  • Hobby: Working on/driving cars
  • Something unique: This past summer I gave a talk at an international conference in Germany on the research I had been doing for the past year.
 

Graeme Beatie

  • Major: Microbiology
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? General surgeon
  • How long have you been a lab instructor? 4 semesters
  • What high school did you attend? Weber High School
  • Why did you come to WSU? I came to WSU because I wanted to get my undergraduate degree from a school with small class sizes and one-on-one time with professors.
  • Favorite movie: The original Digimon movie (still gives me the chills)
  • Favorite song: ?
  • Favorite food: Kabuki roll from Bamboo
  • Hobby: Video games
  • Something unique: I know how to juggle.
 

Rachael Carter

Rachael Carter will help set up during the first 20 min. of the visit.

 

 

Taylor Wilco

  • Major: Zoology
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? General surgeon
  • How long have you been a lab instructor? 1 semester
  • What high school did you attend? Davis High School
  • Why did you come to WSU? I chose to come to WSU originally because I had an opportunity to play on the men’s tennis team, and I stayed here becauase I like the smaller class sizes and being able to interact with my professors more easily 
  • Favorite movie: "The Empire Strikes Back" 
  • Favorite song: "Stairway to Heaven," Led Zeppelin
  • Favorite food: Thai food
  • Favorite animal: Tiger
  • Hobby: Playing guitar, practicing tennis, anything outdoors
  • Something unique: I speak Thai
 

Kelton Friedel

  • Major: Zoology
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? Orthopedic surgeon
  • How long have you been a lab instructor? 2 semesters
  • What high school did you attend? Fremont High School, class of 2017
  • Why did you come to WSU? I came to WSU originally to finish my Associates Degree, but I found that WSU was a great school. Small class sizes, personable professors and great opportunities for pre-professional students.
  • Favorite movie: "Jurassic Park" 
  • Favorite song: "Homecoming," Green Day
  • Favorite food: Fruit snacks
  • Favorite animal: Sea turtle
  • Hobby: Archery
  • Something unique: I am an outdoor waterfowl guide.

Let's Connect!


zoology@weber.edu
801-626-6165

 

Office hours


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visit the Faculty & Staff page
for list of Advisors.


 

 

Mailing address


Weber State University
Department of Zoology
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2505
Ogden, UT 84408-2505

Building location


Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)
Room 402, Mail Code 2505

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