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- Define anatomy.
- Name and describe the major subdivisions of anatomy.
- Why is a knowledge of anatomy essential to the exercise scientist?
- Why is the study of the history of anatomy important?
- What is the prescientific period? What is meant by the scientific period?
- Describe the major influence on the study of anatomy in ancient China.
- What major contributions to anatomy were made by Andreas Vesalius?
- What was William Harvey’s discovery, and why is it considered one of the major anatomical–medical advancements?
- What causes the different exposures on an X-ray film?
- What are the differences between a CAT scan, a PET scan, and an MRI?
- Do an Internet search on “anatomy.” Choose three subdivisions of anatomy and write a paragraph briefly describing each of them.
- On the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) website (www.anatomy.org) research membership in this organization. Write a one-page report listing three of the benefits of membership and describe how you might benefit.
- Go to the PubMed website (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/) to search for “anatomy” articles. Choose three articles and write a paragraph describing their potential impact on anatomy and/or exercise science.
- Research (using the Internet and/or written sources) the technologies used to study anatomy. Choose three technologies and describe how they have affected knowledge and understanding of anatomy and/or exercise science.
- Present an example of a research study in exercise science that involves anatomical knowledge.
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Moore, K. L., & Dalley, A. F. (2005). Clinically oriented anatomy (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.