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WSP 397 — An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring Pain in the Neck and Upper Back

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Jul 24
Time: 10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jul 17
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $220
Instructor(s): Bruce Fogel, Victoria Clague, Beth Habelow
Limit: 24
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Jul 24
1 day
Refund Date
Jul 17
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Bruce Fogel, Victoria Clague, Beth Habelow
Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
In this course, students will explore digital technologies used by Stanford medical students as they prepare for careers in the health sciences and by healthcare providers in the treatment and care of patients. Though cadaver specimens are the foundation of instruction at Stanford, in this online version of the course, digital resources such as the Anatomage 3D Virtual Anatomy Dissection Table of cadaver material, 3D interactive anatomy apps of exceptional models, and digital diagnostic visualization systems provide the student and practitioner with data for visualizing the spatial relationships between anatomical structures and the full extent of specific anatomy that may be difficult to explore on the cadaver. Students will learn how to identify anatomical structures and common clinical conditions affecting the neck and upper back such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis, and treatment of these conditions will be discussed. This course will offer students an insight into the combination of anatomy resources and imaging that makes learning anatomy at Stanford a unique experience.

This course is the fourth in a series on the clinical application of human anatomy. Each course focuses on a different area—the upper limb (Fall 2020), the abdomen (Winter 2021), the urinary system (Spring 2021), and the upper back and neck (Summer 2021). While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.

Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Anatomy, Stanford School of Medicine

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

Radiologist; Lecturer, Division of Clinical Anatomy, Stanford School of Medicine

Victoria Clague teaches anatomy to medical students and undergraduates at Stanford. She uses CT, MRI, and other imaging modalities to complement the learning of anatomy through cadaveric specimens. She received an MD from Stanford.

Lecturer, Division of Clinical Anatomy, Stanford School of Medicine; Physical Therapist

Beth Habelow teaches undergraduates, medical students, and healthcare professionals and provides private in-home physical therapy to patients with neurological, orthopedic, and medical conditions. She received a PhD in physical therapy from the University of Miami.

Textbooks for this course:

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