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SCI 81 — Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring Traumatic Injuries to the Brain

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Apr 20
Time: 9:30 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 13
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $275
Instructor(s): Bruce Fogel, Laura Prolo
Limit: 20
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Closed
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9:30 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Apr 20
1 day
Refund Date
Apr 13
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Bruce Fogel, Laura Prolo
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
In this workshop, students will explore cadaver specimens and digital technologies used by Stanford medical and physician assistant 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 students and practitioners 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 of the brain as well as common clinical traumatic conditions affecting the brain, such as hematomas and hydrocephalus. Students will also observe surgical procedures, such as placing an external ventricular drain, to correct these conditions on cadaver specimens in our Bio Skills Lab. The course offers students an insight into the combination of anatomical resources and imaging that make learning anatomy at Stanford a unique experience.

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.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford School of Medicine

Laura Prolo's research program focuses on advancing and applying evolving molecular technologies for the diagnosis, characterization, and treatment of children with brain tumors. The Prolo Lab is dedicated to finding new therapies for childhood brain tumors. Prolo received a PhD in neuroscience from Stanford School of Medicine.

Textbooks for this course:

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