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Vertebrate Dissection Guides (4 Parts)

Synopsis
Series of four videos investigating the anatomy, physiology and dissection procedures of the common vertebrates used in biology teaching in schools and colleges. Designed to be used both as a resource to support practical work and as an alternative to the use of animals in education. Each video covers external features, digestive system, urogenital system, circulatory system, nervous system, the skeleton.
1: The dogfish ‘Scyliorhinus canicula’.
2: The frog ‘Rana temporaria’.
3: The pigeon ‘Columba livia’. The film places birds in the context of vertebrate evolution and describes the external features of a (live) pigeon. Shows the external features of a (dead) pigeon, and the flight musculature dissected. Discusses the various systems.
4: The rat ‘Rattus norvegicus’.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 40, 40, 50, 57 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
Out of Distribution
Notes
Reviewed by Sean Coughlan in TES, 25 Jun 93, p19.
THE PIGEON is reviewed by George Fussey in J Biol Ed, Vol 27, No 4 (1993) p303
THE FROG is reviewed by George Fussey in J Biol Ed, Vol 28, No 4 (1994) p303.
Documentation
Accompanying teacher’s notes.
Uses
6th-form and 1st-year undergraduate biology.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
dissection procedures; dogfish; frogs; laboratory animals; pigeons; rats

Credits

Director
Jeremy Miles
Producer
Jeremy Miles
Contributor
Fay Strannack

Sections

Title
Dogfish, The
Synopsis
1: The dogfish 'Scyliorhinus canicula'.

Title
Frog, The
Synopsis
2: The frog 'Rana temporaria'.

Title
Pigeon, The
Synopsis
3: The pigeon 'Columba livia'. The film places birds in the context of vertebrate evolution and describes the external features of a (live) pigeon. Shows the external features of a (dead) pigeon, and the flight musculature dissected. Discusses the various

Title
Rat, The
Synopsis
4: The rat 'Rattus norvegicus'.

Production Company

Name

University of Portsmouth, Learning Media Development

Contact
Richard Hackett
Email
lmd@port.ac.uk
Web
http://video.mdc.port.ac.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
023 9284 5876
Fax
023 9284 5869
Address
Town Mount
Hampshire Terrace
Portsmouth
PO1 2QG
Notes
Unit Director: Jeremy Miles

Sponsor

Name

European Commission

Name

Institute of Biology

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