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Gross Anatomy

Course Number: D523 (IUSM), or 600 (ISU), 7 Credit Hours

Course Director: Taihung Duong, Ph. D.  (812) 237-3410/7646 (Fax)

 Class Times:

Days:  Tuesday and Thursday

Time:  Tue. and Thur. 8am -11:30 am

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an intensive study of human gross anatomy and its correlations to clinical medicine.

 


COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the successful completion of the course, a first-year medical student will:

  1. Be well-versed in anatomico-medical terminology as it applies to all aspects of human gross anatomy
  2. Comprehend the three-dimensional form and function of the human body
  3. Have a firm understanding of the location, relative size, shape, important relationships, nerve and blood supply, and lymphatic drainage for anatomical structures
  4. Will be capable of understanding basic clinical conditions as they relate to specific structures or systems

 


 LEARNING MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

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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 - Select One):

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  .

 


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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

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)

Combined 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 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. 

 

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 POLICY

Honors:      90-100%
High Pass:  80-90%
Pass:         70-80%
Fail:           Below 70%



COMPETENCIES

Interpersonal Communication Skills (ICS)

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.

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.

Medical Knowledge (MK)

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

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI)

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.

Professionalism (P)

This competency will be satisfied by the student's personal essay on the autopsy experience (see Competency I above).

 


IUSM POLICIES

Honor Code

Academic Dishonesty

Adaptive Educational Services

Exam Rescheduling Policy 

Grade and Competency Appeal Process 

Remediation Policy (link forthcoming)

Scheduling Conflict/Request for Time Away/Religious Accommodations

  • For all scheduled or unscheduled absences from the course, please contact Dr. Duong as soon as possible.

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