516 Human Gross Anatomy


Kim Latacha, PhD
Megan Perry, PhD
Samantha Simet, PhD
Matt Vilburn, DC

Weeks 1 & 2: Monday – Friday
9:30am - 11:00am TBL sessions and quizzes via Zoom
11:30am - 1:30pm Virtual Laboratory sessions via Zoom

Weeks 3 – 6: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
9:00am - 11:00am TBL sessions and quizzes via Zoom
11:30am - 2:30pm Virtual Laboratory sessions via Zoom

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 virtual laboratory sessions. Students are expected to do the assigned pre-reading and come to the TBL sessions prepared to discuss clinical cases and take the daily quizzes. The major learning experience occurs in the virtual laboratory sessions where teaching consists of small group discussions related to anatomical questions of the day, concepts of the day, and identification of structures on clinical images.

Moore K., Dalley A., Agur A., Clinically Oriented Anatomy 8th Edition and Netter F., Atlas of Human Anatomy.

A copy of the dissection guide used at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will be furnished to the student via Canvas and includes additional resources created by the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy.

Examinations over the learning objectives for 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 virtual laboratory sessions.

Detailed course content and daily schedule are listed in the Registration Packet.
*Offered to students who have previously taken an anatomy course in an MD, DO, PA, PT, or Graduate program.