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WSP 201 — An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Urinary System

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Apr 24
Time: 10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 17
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $220
Instructor(s): Bruce Fogel, Harcharan Gill
Limit: 24
Status: Open
Please Note: This course includes a 30- to 45-minute lunch break.
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Apr 24
1 day
Refund Date
Apr 17
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Bruce Fogel, Harcharan Gill
Please Note: This course includes a 30- to 45-minute lunch break.
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 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. Ultimately this leads to better understanding of anatomy and improved patient care. Students will learn how to identify anatomical structures and common clinical conditions affecting the urinary system, such as benign and malignant lesions of the prostate. Students will also observe, via videos, conservative and surgical procedures to treat these conditions. 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 third in a series on the clinical application of human anatomy titled “An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine.” 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.

Bruce Fogel, 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 clinical relevance of anatomy as it pertains to the treatment of traumatic and pathological conditions.

Harcharan Gill, 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.