Anatomy Lab


South Baylo University established an Anatomy Laboratory located on the 2nd floor at the Anaheim Campus.

The Anatomy Laboratory is equipped with many colorful anatomical models, specimens, x-ray view boxes, radiographs (x-ray films), steel anatomical dissection tables on wheels, and two plastinated human bodies so that integrated instruction in Anatomy can be provided to the students. Plastination is a new technology developed by Gunther von Hagens at the University of Heidelberg in 1978 to preserve human bodies and body parts for a longer time period without decay. Water and fat in human remains were replaced by certain plastics without any changes to their anatomical structures. This technique eliminates student exposure to chemical fumes emaciated from human remains commonly preserved with embalming fluids and chemicals (Formalin, Amphyl, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl alcohol, Phenol, etc.). It takes about twelve to fourteen months to plastinate a whole body. South Baylo University is joining the "new age" of anatomy instruction available at most medical schools in the USA. SBU Anatomy Laboratory is a first in the education of students enrolled in an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program.

This new instructional approach to practical learning of integrative anatomy is much welcomed by the students. Furthermore, the Anatomy Laboratory routinely hosts educational seminars for High School and Community College students to enhance their learning from other sources like pictures from textbooks and/or cat dissection. Many students completing these anatomical seminars voiced a better understanding and appreciation of the human body. Each attendee received a Certificate of Attendance to attest participation.

If you are interested in having an Anatomical Seminar at the SBU Anatomy Laboratory, please contact Dr. Pia Melen at 714-533-1495, Ext. 225 or for more information on costs and schedule availability.