This program is a unique blend of biomedical science and anatomy for the technology-oriented student. Students will have substantive training in anatomical sub-disciplines to include gross and functional neuroanatomy as well as exposure to embryology and to the functional architecture and microstructure of selected organs. Natural extensions of this material to disease-related scenarios will be used to introduce students to fundamentals of pathobiology.
A strong project orientation is central to the technical side of the program. The exploratory nature of project development is intended to foster students’ intellectual growth in an environment that demands strategic planning, teamwork, and collaboration.
Learning styles in the present and forthcoming generations are changing radically with the rapid expansion of digital technology and information access. While basic anatomy constitutes the foundation of this program, it is also designed to develop modes of instruction that can improve learning in our image-driven virtual world.
The mission of the program is to advance education and training in anatomy through discovery learning and project development targeted at bridging the real and virtual digital domains.