|College of Medicine
- Human Structure and Development (Block 2)
|This block includes integrated topics from Gross Anatomy, Microanatomy and Embryology.
The course is designed around a
framework based on regional anatomy. In each segment, the appropriate macro-, microscopic
and developmental anatomy will be
covered. Students accomplish cadaver dissections and microanatomy labs during this
block. Throughout the course, there is a strong
emphasis on three-dimensional anatomical relationships that is reinforced by small
group discussions and demonstrations of
regional radiographic imaging. Each unit has clear clinical correlations that are
presented to the students in a variety of ways,
including panel discussions, small groups, demonstrations and meetings. Students have
the opportunity to develop initial physical
diagnostic skills in a series of workshops, which correlate surface anatomy with internal
structures and normal thoracic,
abdominal and ENT exams.
- Cellular and Molecular Biology (Block 1)
|This block includes integrated topics from Biochemistry, Physiology, Microanatomy,
Pharmacology and Pathology. The
course begins with an introduction to cell structure and function, examining the details
of the plasma membrane, cytoskeletal
structure and cell organelles. This material includes integrated information about
the molecular structure of amino acids,
proteins, enzymes and lipids and functional considerations for cell-to-cell communications.
It also includes a discussion of the
basic tissue types and an introduction to pathologic changes which may affect them.
The final portion of this course is dedicated
to a discussion of molecular human genetics. The concepts of carcinogenesis, mutagenesis
and genetic alteration, as well as an
introduction to antineoplastic agents and gene therapy strategies, conclude the material
to be presented.
|The content of the medical neuroscience course includes not only the basic science
concepts introduced in more traditional
neuroanatomy courses, it also incorporates neurohistology, neuroembryology, neurophysiology,
neuropathology, and neuroradiology.
The usefulness of these concepts are reinforced by numerous clinically-based lectures
which emphasize the importance of
integrating basic neuroanatomical knowledge with the clinical symptoms presented by
a neurological deficit. Other clinically-based
lectures present current medical concepts concerning neuroimmunology, neurodegenerative
diseases, pain, sleep, epilepsy, substance
abuse, and memory and learning.
- Clinical Anatomy (Ellective)