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Frequently Asked Questions
Since 1993 Kent Health Systems has provided Full Body Human Gross Anatomy Dissection Seminars at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine, in Tampa, Florida.
Our friendly experienced instructional team will guide you through the dissection. Teams dissect an entire body, superficial to deep, layer-by-layer, skin to bone. Their dissection exploration will include the spinal cord, heart, lungs, organs, joints and the cranium. Students compare and examine the same structure on multiple specimens. Dissection allows students to feel the elasticity, density, size and position of structures throughout the body.
While textbooks, videos, computer programs, anatomical charts and models are all helpful aids in learning about the human body. Performing a full body dissection is a unique hands-on learning opportunity.
You leave the anatomy lab with a new level of confidence and knowledge in your skills. Graduates have a clear understanding of the interconnection of the structures that form the body and how they function.
What, Where and When
Full Body Dissection Seminar
University of South Florida (USF)
Morsani College of Medicine
July 17-21, 2017
Limit space is available. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Since 1993 graduates have included a variety of licensed healthcare professionals including:
- Athletic Trainers
- Acupuncture Physicians
- Nurse Practitioner
- Massage Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Healthcare Providers
How much Dissection vs. PowerPoint?
80% Hands-on dissection
Am I qualified?
There is absolutely no need to be intimidated about your anatomy knowledge. A friendly experienced instructional team will guide you through the dissection.
- Orientation (Sunday at hotel)
- State of the art anatomy lab
- Lab coat
- Gloves – Nitrile, Powder Free
- Friendly experienced instructional team
- Certificate of Completion
- 8 x 10 Class Photo
- PowerPoint presentations
– Review anatomy
– Clinical relevance
– Dissection tips
- Textbooks in lab to reference:
– Clinically Oriented Anatomy (Moore)
– Grant’s Atlas (Grant)
– Atlas of Human Anatomy (Netter)
– Color Atlas of Anatomy (Rohen)
What will I learn about the bequeathed?
Age, sex, occupation and cause of death.
What happens to the bequeathed?
The remains of the bequeathed (Our Silent Teachers) are cremated and returned to the State Anatomical Board, then returned to the loved ones if a Request for Cremains is on file. In the event there are no living survivors, then a service and burial is held in honor of the bequeathed and their contributions.
Can I request to study a particular gender?
We do not have control of the number of particular genders
released to our program. Every effort is made to honer your
request, however, requests cannot be guaranteed.
Yes, you will have access to every structure, including the brain, spinal cord, lungs, heart and abdomen.
Photographs and videos
No photo or video equipment of any type is permitted into the lab.
What is the schedule?
6pm – Orientation at the hotel
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 12:00pm – Seminar in progress
12:00 to 1:00pm – Lunch
12:00pm to 5:00pm – Seminar in progress
The lab is cool and we have no control over the temperature. It is recommended you wear layered clothing. Comfortable attire is recommended. Scrubs or short-sleeved tops allow you to roll up the sleeves of your lab coat. Your legs need to be covered. You can wear jeans, however, you will not be permitted into the lab wearing stained, torn or ripped jeans, capri pants, shorts, skirts or dresses.
Comfortable footwear is recommended (tennis shoes). The floor is a hard surface. You will not be permitted into the lab wearing footwear that exposes any part of the foot.
It is recommended you bring eye protection and a neck loop for your glasses to help prevent them from falling.
You will receive a new lab coat during orientation held Sunday evening.
Nitrile, Powered-Free gloves are provided.
CE and PDA Credits
David Kent Seminars is an approved Continuing Education (CE) provider:
- NCBTMB 40 CE
- AMTA 40 CE
- ABMP 40 CE
State of Florida
- LMT 40 CE
- AP 40 CE
- CE Broker FL
NCCAOM® National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- 35 PDA
- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- National Certification Board or Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
- American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
- American Bodyworker and Massage Professionals(ABMP)
- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®)
TRAVEL – Airport
Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Tampa, FL
Transportation between the Airport and Hotel
Super Shuttle 727.571.4220 $25 each way. This shuttle stops at multiple hotels in a local area.
Blue One Transportation 813.282.7351 $45 each way | Direct transportation, no other hotel stops.
Check-In Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017
Check-Out Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
Transportation – Between the Hotel & Dissection Lab
A complementary shuttle is provided for hotel guests, to transport students between the hotel and the dissection lab:
7:00, 7:20, 7:40 AM – Shuttle departs from the hotel to the lab.
5:00, 5:20, 5:40 PM – Shuttle depart from the lab to the hotel.
Parking – USF
Visitor Parking Lot # 19 is located on the corner of USF Hawthorn Dr and USF Magnolia Drive. It is the shortest walk to the dissection lab. A Daily / Visitor Parking Permit is required to park on the USF campus 24/7. Purchase a Daily Parking Permit at the Parking Pay Station Kiosks in Visitor Parking Lot # 19 and display it in the front window of the vehicle. If Lot 19 is full, use Visitor Parking Lot # 47 on USF Magnolia Drive.
Some students bring their lunch, most walk next door to the Moffit Cancer Cancer offering a wide variety of food including a Cafeteria, Deli, Coffee Shop and Cafe.