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Cadaver Anatomy Lab With Vickie Branch @ Geisel School of Medicine – Dartmouth Medical School
Mar 9 all-day

Cadaver Anatomy Lab with Vicki Branch

Presented by The AMTA Vermont Chapter

8 CEUs

Join Vickie Branch at Dartmouth College as we explore human anatomy in this one-day, eight hour cadaver anatomy overview. We have 2-4 embalmed cadavers that Vickie has prosected (dissected ahead of time) to reveal the musculo-skeletal system, fascial layers and visceral attachments. In addition, participants will be able to examine the major nerves and vasculature. The format of this class will be lecture and lots of hands on. The class is limited to a small number of participants to allow for maximum participation. No dissection will be performed. You will be able to touch and move tissue to examine all dissected structures. Out of respect to the donors no pictures will be allowed in this lab.

This class will be divided into two sections of lower and upper extremities.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

1. Identify major skeletal bones and their surface landmarks.

2. Identify all of the body’s major articulations.

3. Identify and name correctly all major groups of skeletal muscles of the body.

4. Identify and name major muscle bony attachments and major actions.

5. Identify and locate the major ligaments, cartilage and bursae.

6. Locate and identify the major nerves and vasculature

7. Locate and identify major viscera and their attachments

8.Examine and identify the fascial layers

Learning outcomes:

  • The student will demonstrate an increased proficiency in anatomy by being able to identify and name all major osteology landmarks and identify muscle groups and their major actions.
  • The student will be able to integrate anatomical knowledge and apply appropriate techniques into their massage practice.
  • The student will have a clear understanding of endangerment sites and the reasoning behind their vulnerability.

Specific Schedule:

Cadaver Anatomy Lab Overview

Upper Extremities 8:30-12:30

8:30-8:45: introductions and lab etiquette

8:45-9:30: Lecture: Review anatomy of upper extremities. Osteology, muscles, nerves, vasculature and fascial layers.

9:30-10:30 Lab: Upper Extremity: locate and identify the muscles of the back, chest, neck, shoulder, arm and hand.

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:30: Continue Upper Extremity Lab. Palpate structures and differentiate between nerves, arteries, and veins. Note any anomalies. Examine lymph nodes. If available, compare normal nodes to diseased nodes. Examine the viscera within the thoracic and abdominal cavities.

12:30-1:30 LUNCH (not included)

Lower Extremities 1:30-5:30

1:30-1:45: Review of morning session

1:45-2:30 Lecture: Review anatomy of lower extremities. Osteology, muscles, nerves, vasculature and fascial layers.

2:30-3:30 Lab: Lower Extremity: locate and identify the muscles of the hip and pelvis, thigh, lower leg and foot.

3:30-3:45: Break

3:45-5:00 Continue Lower Extremity Lab: Palpate structures and differentiate between nerves, arteries, and veins. Examine similarities and differences between nerves of the upper extremity and lower extremity, specifically the vagus nerve and sciatic nerve. Note any anomalies. Examine lymph nodes. If available, compare normal nodes to diseased nodes. Compare axillary nodes to inguinal nodes.

5:00-5:15: Examine the viscera within the pelvic cavity.

5:15-5:30: Wrap up with questions and clean up.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is limited to 12 participants. If the workshop fills, you may sign up through Eventbrite to be on a waitlist. If we have at least 9 people on the waitlist, we will open up a second day to repeat the workshop on Sunday, March 10.

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2019 Education Event Scholarship Application Deadline
Apr 30 all-day


To be Eligible you must:

  1. Be in good standing with your AMTA State Chapter
  2. Be a Professional Member for at least one year
  3. Must have not been chosen for the scholarship in the past five years

Win a full scholarship to attend the AMTA-VT Education event November 9-10, 2019 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. Our White Elephant Tag Sale at our November event funds this scholarship every year. Please read through the application for details and requirements.

Complete the Scholarship Application below and email or snail mail it to the AMTA-VT Chapter. All applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2019.

Scholarship Application

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