April 13, 2019 - GW SMHS hosted Day in the Life of a Medical Student. Kerrie Lashley and to the junior gross anatomy faculty who put together a program, along with a video, for the parents for our medical students.

Undergraduate Courses - School of Medicine & Health Sciences

ANAT 6215

Anatomy for Health Sciences Students (Dr. DeVaul): The gross anatomy course for physician assistant students is a clinical anatomy course that includes lecture and student examination of prosected cadavers. The organization of this course is closely correlated with the content students receive from other courses during the summer semester. For example, students receive lectures on the gross anatomy of the head and neck near the sessions in which students learn how to conduct a physical exam of the head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat. The goals of this course are to provide students with the anatomical knowledge necessary to understand common disease and provide a base of anatomical knowledge for future courses within the Physician Assistant curriculum. Enrollment is restricted to students enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program.

ANAT 6279

Applied Regional Anatomy (Dr. Spencer): offered to fourth-year medical students. This course is currently not being offered.

This is an independent study program open to 4th-year medical students only on a special topic in Neuroanatomy selected by the student. The elective offers the opportunity to do internet and library research resulting in a seminar-type, 10 slide, PowerPoint slide presentation of 15-20 minutes duration intended for presentation to your fellow interns. Arrangements must be made with the Instructor before the start date, indicating start date, title, and presentation's objectives.

This is an intensive introductory course on the structure and function of the human central and peripheral nervous systems at the gross and microscopic level, including embryology, neurophysiology, and pathology due to disease or injury, with recent research updates. Emphasis is placed on CNS pathways, connections, and effects of lesions. Course is team-taught by research and teaching experts. Course is open to undergraduate students only; at junior and senior levels. Prerequisites of at least two of the three following courses {or equivalents): Physiology {BISC 2322), Developmental Biology {BISC 2214), Cell Biology {BISC 2202).

Special Projects in Anatomy (Dr. Slaby): offered to fourth-year medical students.

ANAT 8501

Didactic Anatomy (Dr. Johnson): Fourth year medical students can review appropriate anatomy for their upcoming residency by preparing a detailed powerpoint on some important disease encountered in their residency AND by reviewing via textbook reading, virtual slide study, and one-on-one meeting with Dr. Johnson to discuss their work.

Undergraduate Courses - Columbian College of Arts and Sciences *New Minor in Human Anatomy*

ANAT 2130

Human Embryology (Dr. Johnson): Lectures cover development of basic organ systems, with an emphasis on congenital birth defects. Students will also be introduced to topics including molecular control of development and assisted reproductive technologies. Includes computer animations of human development and laboratory demonstrations in the Medical School; offered every Fall semester.

ANAT 2150

Human Microscopic Anatomy (Dr. Johnson): The course is designed to provide a basic background in the normal histological structure of cells, tissues and organs of the human body. Because there is an inseparable relationship between structure and function, emphasis is placed on structural-functional correlates at both the light and electron microscopic levels. Descriptions of alterations in normal histology through disease or injury provide an understanding of the etiology of various disease states; offered every Spring semester. Note: Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, ANAT 150 will be offered in the Fall semester instead of the Spring semester.

ANAT 2160

Human Functional Neuroanatomy (Dr. DeVeau): The course explores the structure-function relationships of the human central (CNS) and peripheral (PNS) nervous systems and will introduce common clinical correlations, i.e., diseases or injuries whose occurrence or expression has an abnormal impact on the normal structure-function relationship. Demonstrations in laboratory sessions in the Medical School add a unique and enriching dimension to the course content; offered every Fall semester. Note: Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, ANAT 160 will be offered in the Spring semester instead of the Fall semester.

Human Functional Neuroanatomy (ANAT 160)

ANAT 2181

Human Gross Anatomy (Dr. DeVaul): The course is designed to provide a broad appreciation for the structural organization of the human body and to relate the organization to regional and systems-related functions. Descriptions of alterations in normal anatomy through disease or injury reinforce the significance of the anatomical structure/function relationships. Lecture material is supplemented with laboratory demonstrations in the Gross Anatomy Laboratory of the Medical School; offered every Spring semester.


Graduate Courses

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