516 Human Gross Anatomy
COURSE DIRECTOR: Robert T. Binhammer, PhD

FACULTY:
Keely Cassidy, PhD
Travis McCumber, PhD
Samantha Simet, PhD
Robert Binhammer, PhD
Kim Latacha, PhD
Matt Vilburn, DC

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 from 9:30am-11:00am and supervised laboratory dissection from 11:30am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday. 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 laboratory where teaching consists of small group discussions. 

RESOURCES:  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. It is also strongly urged to bring notes previously used. Students will have access to previously recorded lectures and study materials from this institution. 

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 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 gross anatomy laboratories.

 

Week

Day

Team Based Learning – 11:00am to 12:30pm

Instructor

1

Monday
6/4

Scapular region (p. 688-713) – Quiz 1

Dr. Simet

 

Tuesday
6/5

Pectoral region (p. 688-713), Back, vertebral column, spinal cord demo* (p. 440-507) – Quiz 2

Dr. Simet

 

Wednesday
6/6

Arm and anterior forearm (p. 713-744) – Quiz 3

Dr. Simet

 

Thursday
6/7

Hand and posterior forearm (p. 744-793) – Quiz 4

Dr. Simet

 

Friday
6/8

Joints of upper limb demo* (p. 793-819) – Quiz 5

Dr. Simet

2

Monday
6/11

Exam 1 – Back and Upper Limb – 9:00am
Anterior and medial thigh (p. 510-562) – Quiz 6

Dr. McCumber

 

Tuesday
6/12

Gluteal region, hip demo* (p. 584-608; 634-645) – Quiz 7

Dr. McCumber

 

Wednesday
6/13

Leg, knee and ankle demo* (p. 584-608; 634-645) – Quiz 8

Dr. McCumber

 

Thursday
6/14

Foot (p. 609-626; 647-654) – Quiz 9

Dr. McCumber

 

Friday
6/15

Exam 2 – Lower Limb – 10:00am

Dr. McCumber

3

Monday
6/18

Face and Scalp (p. 842-864) – Quiz 10

Dr. Cassidy

 

Tuesday
6/19

Cranial cavity, removal of brains* (p. 865-878) – Quiz 11

Dr. Cassidy

 

Wednesday
6/20

Orbit, ear self-study (p. 889-914; 966-980) – Quiz 12

Dr. Cassidy

 

Thursday
6/21

Posterior triangle of neck (p. 982-999) – Quiz 13

Dr. Cassidy

 

Friday
6/22

Anterior triangle of neck (p. 999-1011) – Quiz 14

Dr. Cassidy

4

Monday
6/25

Infratemporal fossa (p. 914-928) – Quiz 15

Dr. Simet

 

Tuesday
6/26

Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses (p. 955-965); External pharynx (p. 1032-1038) – Quiz 16

Dr. Simet

 

Wednesday
6/27

Oral cavity, root of neck (p. 928-951; 1012-1018); Pterygopalatine fossa* (p. 951-955) – Quiz 17

Dr. Simet

 

Thursday
6/28

Pharynx, Larynx* (p. 1022-1030; 1032-1038) – Quiz 18

Dr. Simet

 

Friday
6/29

Review 9:00 – 11:00am
Exam 3 – Head and Neck – 1:00pm

Dr. Simet

5

Monday
7/2

Thoracic wall, pleural cavity, lungs (p. 71-127) – Quiz 19

Dr. Cassidy

 

Tuesday
7/3

Heart and pericardium (p. 127-160) – Quiz 20

Dr. Cassidy

 

Wednesday
7/4

Review Day/ Holiday

Dr. Cassidy

 

Thursday
7/5

Mediastinum (p. 160-180) – Quiz 21

Dr. Cassidy

 

Friday
7/6

Abdominal wall, inguinal canal* (p. 187-216) – Quiz 22

Dr. Cassidy

6

Monday
7/9

Peritoneum, abdominal viscera (p. 217-290) – Quiz 23

Dr. McCumber

 

Tuesday
7/10

Abdominal viscera, blood supply (p. 217-290) – Quiz 24

Dr. McCumber

 

Wednesday
7/11

Posterior abdominal wall (p. 290-321) – Quiz 25

Dr. McCumber

 

Thursday
7/12

Pelvic cavity and viscera (p. 326-402) – Quiz 26
Pelvis and perineum demo* (p. 402-438) – Quiz 27

Dr. McCumber

 

Friday
7/13

Review 9:00 – 11:00am
Exam 4 – Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis – 1:00pm

Dr. McCumber

* Demonstrations of dissections by faculty reading assignments from Moore and Dalley, 7th ed.