Students in Stuart Nurres’ class dissected a cow eye on Thursday, Nov. 3. The eye takes on a cloudy bluish tint when the cow dies. The fat and muscle is cut away from the eye, which exposes the muscles that control the eye movement. The layer in front of the eye is the cornea, which seeps a clear fluid when punctured. The optic nerve is found in the back of the eye. This nerve sends the images the eye sees to the brain.

Anatomy and physiology students dissected a cow eye on Thursday, Nov. 3.  

“The class went very well, only a small number of students can be squeamish. Most were interested in seeing the real structures they have been reading from the book,” anatomy and physiology instructor Stuart Nurre said.

Earlier in the term students dissected a cow’s brain . Nurre wants students to gain a better understanding of the relationship between class lectures and hands-on dissection.” The most rewarding part of teaching is when students have that “aha” moment, it means I have done my job” Nurre said.

Anatomy and physiology students have one last dissection this term — a cow’s heart.