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SCI 80 — An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Urinary System, Part II

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Apr 15
Time: 10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 8
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $250
Instructor(s): Bruce Fogel, Harcharan Gill
Limit: 20
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Closed
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10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Apr 15
1 day
Refund Date
Apr 8
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Bruce Fogel, Harcharan Gill
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 surgeons in the treatment and care of patients. Though cadaver specimens are the foundation of human anatomy instruction at Stanford, digital resources such as the Anatomage 3D Virtual Anatomy Dissection Table of cadaver material and 3D interactive anatomy apps of exceptional models 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. Ultimately, this leads to a better understanding of anatomy and improved patient care. Students will learn how to identify anatomical structures and common clinical conditions affecting the kidneys, bladder, and ureters, such as obstruction of the urinary tract. The course will begin with a digital presentation on the anatomy of the urinary system followed by a review of the anatomy on cadaver specimens and the 3D Table. In the afternoon segment, students will observe surgical procedures on cadaver specimens to treat these conditions. The course offers students an insight into the combination of anatomy resources and imaging that make learning anatomy at Stanford a unique experience.

This is the second course in a two-part sequence on exploring the urinary system. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.

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

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

Kathryn Simmons Stamey Professor of Urology and Residency Program Director, Department of Urology, Stanford School of Medicine

Harcharan Gill focuses on all aspects of surgical treatment of urologic malignancies and is experienced in both open and minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery. He is actively involved in developing and studying new minimally invasive devices for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Textbooks for this course:

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