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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: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Jan 14
Time: 10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 7
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $250
Instructor(s): Bruce Fogel, Miguel Angeles
Limit: 20
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Closed
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10:00 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Jan 14
1 day
Refund Date
Jan 7
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Bruce Fogel, Miguel Angeles
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 abdomen, with emphasis on the gallbladder, appendix, and reproductive system. The course will begin with a digital presentation on the anatomy of the abdomen, 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 abdominal conditions. The 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 second in a series on the clinical application of human anatomy. Each course focuses on a different area—podiatric medicine (Fall 2022), the abdomen (Winter 2023), the urinary system (Spring 2023), and the brain (Summer 2023). 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, Department of Surgery, 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.