516 Human Gross Anatomy

COURSE DIRECTOR: Robert T. Binhammer, Ph.D.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The organization of the human body and the way in which anatomical relationships serve as a basis for function are studied in this course. The medical aspects of the structural and functional organization of the human body are also a focus of attention. The course will consist of daily team based learning exercises and supervised laboratory dissection from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The major learning experience occurs in the laboratory where teaching consists of small group discussions.

TEXT: Students are strongly urged to bring any appropriate gross anatomy text with them. The student should be familiar with this text to facilitate understanding of materials already studied.

DISSECTION GUIDE: A copy of the dissection guide used at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will be furnished to the student and is available on computers at every dissection table in an online form with links to images from the Netter Atlas.

LAB SUPPLIES: As part of the fee, we supply the dissection guide, dissection tools and rubber gloves. Used scrub suits are available without cost.

EXAMINATIONS: Examinations over the didactic components of this course will be given as multiple choice questions in the format of the USMLE. The examinations over the practical components of the course consist of identification of structure, radiographic anatomy, osteology, and functional implications of material covered in the gross anatomy laboratories.


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LABORATORY 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

1 Mon Scapular region
  Tues Pectoral region (p. 688-713) Back, vertebral
column, spinal cord demo* (p. 440-507)
  Wed Arm and anterior forearm (p. 713-744)
  Thur Hand and posterior forearm (p. 744-793)
  Fri Joints of upper limb demo* (p. 793-819)
2 Mon

EXAM 1 – Back and Upper Limb 9:00 a.m.
Face and Scalp (p. 842-864)

  Tues Cranial cavity, removal of brains* (p. 865-878)
  Wed Orbit, ear demo* (p. 889-914; 966-980)
  Thur Posterior triangle of neck (p. 982-999)
  Fri Anterior triangle of neck (p. 999-1011)
3 Mon Infratemporal fossa (p. 914-928)
  Tues Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses (p. 955-965)
External pharynx (p. 1032-1038)
  Wed Oral cavity, root of neck (p. 928-951; 1012-1018)
Pterygopalatine fossa* (p. 951-955)
  Thur Pharynx and larynx* (p. 1022-1030; 1032-1038)
  Fri Review Day
4 Mon

EXAM 2 – Head and Neck 9:00 a.m.
Thoracic wall, pleural cavity, lungs (p. 71-127)

  Tues Heart and pericardium (p. 127-160)
  Wed Mediastinum (p. 160-180)
  Thur Abdominal wall, inguinal canal* (p. 187-216)
  Fri Peritoneum, abdominal viscera (p. 217-290)
5 Mon

Abdominal viscera, blood supply (p. 217-290)

  Tues Posterior abdominal wall (p. 290-321)
  Wed Pelvic cavity and viscera (p. 326-402)
  Thur Pelvis and perineum demo* (p. 402-438)
  Fri Review Day
6 Mon

EXAM 3 – Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis 9:00 am
Anterior and medial thigh (p. 510-562)

  Tues Gluteal region, hip demo* (p. 562-584; 626-634)
  Wed Leg, knee demo* (p. 584-608; 634-645)
  Thur Foot and ankle demo* (p. 609-626; 647-654)
  Fri EXAM 4 – Lower Limb 9:00 am

 * – Demonstrations of dissections by faculty
(Reading assignments from Moore and Dalley, 7th Ed)