AMSN’s Back to Wetlab: Advanced Anatomy Series

The AMSN’s wetlab workshops are designed for professionals with a focus on neuro-musculo-skeletal care (such as Chiropractors, Exercise Physiologists, Medical Practitioners Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Registered Nurses and others).

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Important information for wetlab enrollment’s


SCU university policy states that all participates must agree to the wetlab term and conditions before they are allowed to enter the anatomy wet labs.

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Code of Conduct

Anatomy Cadaver Laboratory

The Anatomy Cadaver Laboratory is a facility for the teaching and learning of anatomy for undergraduate and post-graduate students and academic staff. It should be understood that using this facility may present certain challenges that are not present in other laboratories or work areas.


The anatomical material in the laboratory has been generously bequeathed specifically for the teaching and learning of anatomy. Staff and students should regard the opportunity to work and learn from these donated specimens as a great privilege and, as such, the anatomical material must be treated and handled with respect and dignity at all times. Conduct in the laboratory must be beyond reproach and there must be no un-necessary or disrespectful handling or sectioning of anatomical material. At all times the rules applying to the laboratory must be followed.


Access to the laboratory is restricted to students of anatomy subjects or with the permission of the Head of Anatomy or nominee. The laboratory is not open to the public or the broader academic community without the permission and escort of the Head of Anatomy or nominee.




In addition to the rules that apply to all laboratories at the University, the following rules specifically apply to the Anatomy Cadaver Laboratory:

  • Under no circumstances should the identifying tag be removed from the specimen.
  • Anatomical material must not be removed from the laboratory for any purpose unless authorized by the Head of Anatomy or nominee.
  • No bags are allowed into the laboratory, they should be left in the locker provided in the adjacent area. Security of student personal effects is the students’ responsibility.
  • Mobile phones and other electronic devices capable of taking photographs are NOT permitted in the laboratory, even if they are switched off.
  • The only cameras allowed and used in the laboratory are those set up as part of the teaching infrastructure. The recording of images, including still, digital, photographic or video, is not permitted in or around the laboratory.
  • Staff and students using the laboratory must carry their staff/student identification card at all times while in the laboratory, and produce this card on request.
  • Unsupervised student entry into the laboratory is not permitted. Students must wait outside until requested to enter the laboratory.



All Workplace Health and Safety responsibilities and obligations are as described in the introductory information session in the laboratory.

  • Students must notify their lecturer of any existing medical conditions or any change in their medical status, recognizing that these conditions may affect their safety in the laboratory (e.g. asthma, epilepsy, pregnancy)
  • Thoroughly wash hands in wash room before entering and on leaving the laboratory. Used hand paper towels are to be placed in the bin situated in the wash room.
  • No food or drink of any kind (including chewing gum) is permitted in the laboratory.
  • Contact lenses must not be worn when working with embalmed material.
  • Gloves must be worn when handling wet material, and discarded in the clinical waste bins provided.
  • Laboratory coats must be put on before entering the laboratory.
  • Long hair must be tied back, and sunglasses and hats removed before entering the laboratory. Hats or scarves cannot be used in place of hair ties/bands to control hair.
  • Enclosed footwear that covers the entire foot (including instep, toes and heel) must be worn in the laboratory.



All resources must be handled with care.

  • Only pointers provided by the School may be used. Pointers must not be used to poke or destroy material.
  • Wet specimens must remain covered when not in use, and kept moist with wetting solution as required.
  • Plastinated specimens must not come into contact with wet specimens or contaminated gloves.


Staff and students not complying with this Code of Conduct will be excluded from the laboratory, and may be subject to disciplinary proceedings, and may also be prosecuted under the following legislation:

The Transplantation and Anatomy Act (1979) and Regulations (2004)

The Criminal Code Act (1995) and Regulations (2002)

The Work Health and Safety Act (2011) and Regulations (2011)


Head of Anatomy, Associate Professor Wendy Gilleard