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Gross Anatomy Syllabus

Gross Anatomy D523

Fall 2015

Holmstedt Hall rooms 143 & 119


FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Course Director: Taihung Duong, Ph.D.

Email:  tduong@iupui.edu

Phone: (812) 237-3410

Location: Holmstedt Hall room 131, Indiana University School of Medicine  - Terre Haute, Terre Haute, IN 47809


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 CLASS SCHEDULE  
 DESCRIPTION / OVERVIEW

 GRADING SCALE

 COURSE OBJECTIVES

 IUSM COMPETENCIES

 LEARNING MATERIALS AND RESOURCES 

 IUSM POLICIES

 LEARNER ASSESSMENTS  

COURSE DESCRIPTION / OVERVIEW

Gross Anatomy is taught using Team-Based Learning.  In this course, the first-year medical student will work as part of her/his first professional team to organize facts into concepts, as well as appreciate the association between structure and function. This course is designed for first year medical students to acquire the foundations for basic descriptive, functional, clinical and radiological human anatomy. 

 


COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the successful completion of our course, students will:

(1)  Apply knowledge of normal embryonic development of the major organ systems to explain congenital defects and anomalies (MK1).

(2)  Describe the structural and functional organization of the human body and the interrelatedness of bony structures, musculature, innervation, organology, vasculature, and lymphatic drainage within each body region (MK1).

(3)  Apply knowledge of the anatomic organization and relationships of structures to identify and interpret anatomic and radiologic planes, views, landmarks, and normal structures on cadaveric specimens and in contemporary medical imaging (MK3).  

(4)  Explain the anatomic basis for common clinical conditions, injuries, pathologies, and diagnostic/interventional procedures  (MK2)

(5)  Demonstrate the communication and organizational skills necessary to accurately convey anatomic information with peers (ISC5).  

(6)  Demonstrate respect, integrity, responsibility, and self-discipline toward donors, peers, and faculty (P2).

(7)  Analyze their understanding of the human body and use this information to guide their study of gross anatomy (PBLI1).

 *Institutional Learning Objectives are denoted in parentheses.

 


LEARNING MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

 (Click on titles to go to publishers' page)

Required texts:

Clinically Oriented Anatomy by K. L. Moore, A. F. Dalley, A.M. R Agur, and A.F. Dalley (7th edition).  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (2013) - ISBN: 9781451119459

Gross Anatomy by K. W. Chung  & H. M. Chung (7th edition).   Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (2011) - ISBN: 1-60547-745-1.

Mosby's Physical Examination Handbook by H.M. Seidel. Elsevier (2011) - ISBN: 978-0-323-06540-5

 The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology by K.L. Moore, T.V. N. Persaud and M.G. Torchia (9th Edition).  Saunders (2008) - ISBN: 978-1-4377-2002-0

 

Dissector (Required):

Clemente's Anatomy Dissector (3rd edition) by C. D. Clemente.  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (2011) - ISBN: 1-60831-384-0.

 

Atlas (Required - Select One):

Grant's Atlas of Anatomy by A.M.R. Agur and A. F. Dalley (13th edition). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (2009) - ISBN: 978-1-60831-756-1.

Atlas of Human Anatomy by F. H. Netter (6th edition). Elsevier Saunders (2014) - ISBN: 978-1-4557-5888-3

Anatomy:  A Regional Atlas of the Human Body by C. D. Clemente (6th edition).  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (2010) - ISBN: 1-5825-5889-9  .

 


LABORATORY ATTIRE & EQUIPMENT

 

Scrubs

Examination gloves

2-3 boxes of size 21 or 22 scalpel blades


LABORATORY RULES

No visitor or guest without prior approval from the instructor.

All participants must be vaccinated against hepatitis B.

Eye protection, lab apron, and examination gloves must be worn at all times.

No eating or drinking in the laboratory.

No specimens, models, X-rays, bones are to be removed from the laboratory without permission from the instructor.

 


LEARNER ASSESSMENTS

 Course grade = 26 TBL Sessions + 4 Semester Examinations + Final Examination

Objectives covered in the lectures will be the source of all examination questions

Exam dates

Exam 1 Tuesday September 8, 2015
Exam 2 Monday October 5, 2015
Exam 3 Monday November 2, 2015
Exam 4 Monday November 23, 2015

Exam question format:  One-Best-Answer         

 Communication of Test Results will be sent via Canvas

Course grade will be determined by:

1.       Medical Gross Anatomy Readiness Assessment Tests (10% of course grade)

Individual Readiness Assessment Tests (5% of course grade)
Group Readiness Assessment Tests (5% of course grade)
 

2.       Semester Examinations (70% of course grade) 

For each examination, the written examination will count for 60% of the examination score and the laboratory examination will count for 40% of the examination score.

If a student fails a semester exam, the course director will contact the student inviting the student to meet to discuss their performance and to implement study strategies to avoid recurrence on a subsequent exam. Students are advised that they should speak with their course director regarding assistance that may be locally available.  In addition to faculty, students may also want to contact Dr. Abigail Klemsz, Assistant Dean for Academic Advising (aklemsz@iu.edu or (317) 274-1963)

3.       Final Examination:

The final examination (20% of course grade) is a subject examination purchased from and graded by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).


GRADING SCALE

 

≥ 92%

Honors

<92-≥82%

High Pass

<82-≥70%

Pass

< 70%

No Pass/Fail

 


IUSM COMPETENCIES and ASSESSMENT

The School of Medicine has a competency-based curriculum. In this course, medical students will be assessed on:

Medical Knowledge (MK)

MK1. Apply knowledge of normal human structure, function, and development, from the molecular through whole body levels, to distinguish health from disease and explain how physiologic mechanisms are integrated and regulated in the body.

MK2. Explain the causes (behavioral, degenerative, developmental, environmental, genetic, immunologic, inflammatory, metabolic, microbiologic, neoplastic, toxic, and traumatic) of diseases, injuries, and functional deficits affecting organ systems.

MK3. Describe the altered structure and function resulting from diseases, injuries, and functional deficits affecting organ systems, with an ability to interpret the clinical, histopathologic, laboratory, and radiographic manifestations commonly seen in practice.

To achieve level 1, students must:

  • Attain a grade of Pass or better in the course.
  • Attain a grade of Pass on the USMLE Step 1.

Assessment tools will include:

  • All semester examinations
  • The subject examination in Gross Anatomy and Embryology from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
  • USMLE Step 1

Interpersonal Skills and Communication (ISC)

ISC5. Share information accurately in academic and clinical settings both in oral presentations and written documentation including in the medical record.

The students will be evaluated for effective oral ICS during lectures and in the laboratory.

Effectiveness in written ICS will be evaluated by the requirement of cadaver dissection reports and autopsy reports:

Cadaver Dissection Reports:  During the course of the semester, the students will be required to keep a daily log of pathological findings in their assigned cadaver.  This daily log will form the basis of a final report on the cadaver to be submitted no later than at the time of the final examination.  This is a statewide requirement by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

Autopsy reports:  Students will be organized into teams of 4.  Each student is required to attend at least 1 autopsy during the fall semester. A representative from each student team will have the responsibility of contacting the other team members when an autopsy is available. Dr. Roland Kohr, Forensic Pathologist and Vigo County Medical Coroner, will contact teams after 3 pm during weekdays or on the weekends, when a case is available. Students will report to Regional Hospital to view the autopsy.  Each student will be required  to prepare a written report, which includes a one-page summary of the case. A second page will include the student's personal thoughts about the autopsy experience (Professionalism competency).  Autopsy reports are to be submitted no later than at the time of the final examination.

Professionalism (P)

P2. Behave in a professional manner by demonstrating compassion, honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline in relationships with all individuals, regardless of gender, age, culture, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, native language, or role.

This competency will also be satisfied by the student's personal essay on the autopsy experience

Practice Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI)

PBLI1. Demonstrate engagement in their professional development through awareness of their learning style and limits, and use this knowledge to close gaps and guide participation in continuous professional and inter-professional development such as conferences, classes, seminars, lectures, workshops and other venues.

The level 1 student will meet the criteria for PBLI by exhibiting the following skills within the structured setting of Gross Anatomy: framing a question, utilizing modern information searching modalities, organizing data, compiling and using the information. These skills will be assessed by relevant topics of clinical correlations in Gross Anatomy.

The level 1 student will display competence in PBLI skills necessary to acquire a passing grade in written and oral examination questions emphasizing clinical correlations for Gross Anatomy.

Patient Care (PC)

The students will be evaluated on their ability to derive clinically relevant anatomical information from X-rays, CT and MR scans at an introductory level. The students will also be evaluated on their knowledge of surface anatomy and  their ability to use basic physical examination procedure.

 


IUSM POLICIES 

Honor Code

Academic Dishonesty

Adaptive Educational Services

Exam Rescheduling Policy 

Grade and Competency Appeal Process 

Scheduling Conflict/Request for Time Away/Religious Accommodations 

Unprofessional Behavior, Abuse, Harassment, and Discrimination

If a student fails a unit exam, the course director will contact the student inviting the student to meet to discuss their performance and to implement study strategies to avoid recurrence on a subsequent exam. Students are advised that they should speak with their course director regarding assistance that may be locally available.  In addition to faculty, students may also want to contact Dr. Patricia Wade, Learning Specialist, Medical Student Affairs for assistance. Her contact information is: patwade@iupui.edu and 317-274-2042

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