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SCI 71 — Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring Organs of the Neck

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Jul 23
Time: 10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jul 16
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $240
Instructor(s): Bruce Fogel, Karuna Dewan
Limit: 20
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Closed
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10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Jul 23
1 day
Refund Date
Jul 16
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Bruce Fogel, Karuna Dewan
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, digital resources such as the Anatomage 3D Virtual Anatomy Dissection Table and 3D interactive anatomy apps 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 a 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 neck, such as thyroglossal cysts, nodules, and diverticulum. Students will also observe, on cadaver specimens, surgical procedures to treat those 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 course is the fourth in a series on the clinical application of human anatomy. Each course focuses on a different area—the lower limb (Fall 2021), the abdomen (Winter 2022), the eye (Spring 2022), and the neck (Summer 2022). 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 clinical relevance of anatomy as it pertains to the treatment of traumatic and pathological conditions.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, LSU Health; Former Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford

Karuna Dewan specializes in adult surgeries for swallowing, speaking, and breathing disorders. She has a special interest in the surgical management of dysphagia, rehabilitation after total laryngectomy, and the treatment of chronic cough. She has authored book chapters and published papers and continues to conduct clinical research in these areas, with a focus on swallowing function and quality of life. She serves as a peer reviewer for multiple journals and a committee member within the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Textbooks for this course:

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