Having recently studied the various systems of the body, students who are taking Human Anatomy and Physiology are now dissecting pigs in the lab. The following are a few reasons that schools use fetal pigs to instruct students in anatomy:
- Pig and human anatomy are rather similar.
- Dissection provides a different style of learning — hands-on.
- Dissection allows students to see the body’s structures in three dimensions (unlike in a textbook) and how the organ systems are interconnected.