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Students apply coursework to autopsy case study

Seniors in Anatomy & Physiology just finished their studies on anatomical terms and positions as well as tissues. They are now working to apply their knowledge to medical case study investigations. They use logic and problem-solving skills to work through cases such as knife wounds, tissue damage from gunshots, and a condition where urine ends up in the lungs. One of the more intensive case studies walks students through an autopsy and allows them to use reasoning to determine the cause of death. The man dies in a plane crash and his body is located 14-16 days after the accident. The time of death and cause of death is determined through tissue decay and damage. The seniors are excited they get to apply their newfound knowledge to areas applicable to their future careers.