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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:
Danielle Royer, PhD
Maria Frank, MD

Coordinator:
Carolina Jensen​ (303-724-2070)

Cour​se Goals​ (PDF with Objectives)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic functions of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic functions of the central and peripheral nervous system.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic functions of the blood and lymphatic vascular systems.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic functions of the respiratory system.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic functions of the digestive system.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the gross anatomical structure and basic functions 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 clinical reasoning as it applies to anatomy content and its application in physical exam and imaging.

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the course resources, procedures, and expectations of the students.​

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