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PTRM 6001 Human Anatomy and Histology (Summer I)


Credits: 6

Course Description:

This course provides an in-depth study of the structures of the human body, especially the locations, relationships, and functions of all muscles, bones, joints, and peripheral nerves. The organs of the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and perineum are identified, along with their blood supplies, innervations, and general functions. Gross features of the brain and spinal cord are also examined. Students learn through lecture, laboratory dissection, and study of prepared materials. Consideration of functional anatomy, kinesiology, and identification of structures through palpation are integrated via a series of lectures and laboratory experiences. The students learn basic cell structure and function of muscle and connective tissues through lectures, readings, and study of histologic slides.