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SCI 58 — Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Abdomen

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Jan 15
Time: 10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 8
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $230
Instructor(s): Bruce Fogel, Miguel Angeles
Limit: 24
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Jan 15
1 day
Refund Date
Jan 8
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Bruce Fogel, Miguel Angeles
Registration opens Nov 29, 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 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 a better understanding of anatomy and improved patient care. Students will learn how to identify anatomical structures and common clinical conditions affecting the abdomen, such as inflammation of the gallbladder and appendix. Students will also observe, via videos, surgical procedures such as cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) and appendectomy. The course will begin with introductions, followed by a digital presentation on the anatomy of the abdomen. This course will offer students an insight into the combination of anatomy resources and imaging that make learning anatomy at Stanford a unique experience.

This course is the second 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.

Lecturer, Division of Clinical Anatomy, Stanford School of Medicine

Miguel Angeles teaches anatomy to undergraduates, medical students, and physician assistant students. He emphasizes the clinical and surgical applications of anatomical principles by dissection and demonstration of surgical procedures using cadaveric specimens.

Textbooks for this course:

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