(Previously offered as 141.9)
Dr. Pravetz and Staff
This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the gross anatomical structures of the human body, their functional relationships and their development. Emphasis is placed on the regional dissection of the entire cadaver. Laboratory sessions begin with a discussion of the structures to be dissected. Lectures introduce regions or systems, supplemented with TV tapes of prosections and demonstrations. Lectures by faculty from the Department of Surgery emphasize the relevance of anatomical principles to clinical application. Conferences conducted by members of the Radiology Department reinforce anatomical principles with radiographs, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance images. Small group sessions and a problem-solving approach to the material is favored throughout the course. Human development is presented by a combination of lectures and conferences outlining the embryogenesis of specific organ systems, small-group problem-solving sessions and lectures emphasizing the clinical application of embryology to neonatology and pediatrics.
Prerequisites: Open to Ph.D. students only.
Laboratory 90 hrs. Lectures-Conferences: 75 hrs. Letter-graded.