NURS-517 Gross Anatomy for Nurse Anesthesia
Fall for 2017-2018
NURS-517 is a three-credit hour gross anatomy course that introduces the students to the anatomy of the human body by presenting the fundamental concept of the body as an interrelated set of organ systems. The course is structured to study the human body in a regional approach, while emphasizing the relationship between form and function. Although, one cannot study a region, such as the upper and lower limbs, without studying the skin, the bony elements, the muscles, the nerves and the blood and lymphatic vessels together with their interrelationship and function. All organ systems will be covered. Special emphasis will be given to the head and neck with their multi organ systems including the nervous system, the back including the spinal cord, the thorax, with the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the abdomen, pelvis and perineum with the gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive systems. It will be very helpful to review and attempt to answer the examination questions at the end of each chapter. The lectures will be followed by a laboratory period during which the students will examine the same region in a pro-sected human cadaver. The use of Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy, Twelfth Edition, will aid the students in accurately identifying the structures within each region. Grant's Dissector, Fourteenth Edition will be used by the prosectors to expose the structures and will be an asset to the students during the laboratory sessions. Both the Atlas and the Dissector will be provided for your use in the lab. Clinical application and relevance will also be discussed in the lab. Radiograms, Computer Tomograms (CT Scans) and Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI's) of normal and diseased organs will be presented in lectures and labs to emphasize the importance of anatomical knowledge in understanding the human body in health and disease.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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