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Human Body Block


 

This 10 week course in the Fall semester covers the anatomy and embryology of the back, extremities, trunk, head and neck. Students will dissect human cadavers and study computer generated cross-sections and radiological images. Clinical case discussions will be integrated with physical exam material.

Block Directors:
Michael Carry, PhD
Steven Britt, MD

Coordinator:
Suzanne Waffle (303-724-2070)

Course objectives

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic function of the musculoskeletal system (for the extremities, back, trunk, neck and head).
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic function of the peripheral nervous system (including spinal nerves, the brachical plexus, lumbosacral plexus, cervical plexus, cranial nerves and autonomic plexuses).
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic function of the blood and lymphatic vascular systems.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic function of the respiratory system.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic function of the digestive system.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic function of the female and male urogenital systems.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic anatomical development of the extremities, back, body cavities and viscera, and head and neck.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, abdominal, and head and neck physical exams.