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WSP 357 — An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Ear

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Jul 27
Time: 10:00 am—2:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 20
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $230
Instructor(s): Bruce B. Fogel, Nikolas Blevins, Jennifer Alyono
Limit: 28
Status: Open
10:00 am—2:30 pm
Jul 27
1 day
Drop By
Jul 20
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Bruce B. Fogel, Nikolas Blevins, Jennifer Alyono
In this hands-on workshop, students will explore the latest digital technologies that medical students are using to prepare for a future in the health sciences and surgeons are using to prepare for treatment. These include the Anatomage 3D anatomy table, 3D interactive anatomy apps, digital diagnostic visualization systems, and stereo images. Students will learn how to identify anatomical structures on human cadavers and some common clinical conditions affecting the ear. Students will also observe surgical procedures such as placement of ear tubes, and surgical simulation using patients’ CT scans and haptic technology. The workshop will offer students an introduction into the advancements in 3D and stereoscopic visualization of human anatomy, and an insight into the combination of imaging and haptic technologies and cadaver specimens that make learning anatomy at Stanford a unique experience.

This course is the fourth in a series on human anatomy titled “An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine.” Each course focuses on a different area of the human anatomy—the upper limb (Fall 2018), the abdomen (Winter 2019), the lower limb (Spring 2019), and the ear (Summer 2019). While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.

Bruce B. Fogel, Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Anatomy, Stanford School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor in Endodontics, University of the Pacific

Bruce Fogel teaches and directs undergraduate, medical school, and outreach courses at Stanford and teaches endodontics at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He emphasizes the clinical relevance of anatomy as it pertains to the treatment of pathological conditions.

Nikolas Blevins, Larry and Sharon Malcolmson Professor, Stanford School of Medicine; Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery, Stanford Medical Center; Director, Stanford/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Cochlear Implant Program

Nikolas Blevins specializes in disorders of the middle ear, inner ear, facial nerve, and skull base. He is the director of the Stanford Cochlear Implant Center, which is dedicated to the application of the most advanced technology to hearing restoration. He has an active research interest in innovative surgical methods and the application of computer technology to surgical education and preoperative planning.

Jennifer Alyono, Clinical Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Stanford School of Medicine

Jennifer Alyono specializes in adult and pediatric surgery for disorders of the middle ear, inner ear, ear canal, facial nerve, and skull base. This includes care for hearing loss, tympanic membrane perforations, cholesteatoma, glomus tumors, and vestibular schwannomas, among others. Her research interests lie in hearing in population health, quality of care, and technology in medicine.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.