ANA-601 Research Methods in Anatomy I (3 credits)
This course provides guidance to the student in the formulation of an original anatomical project. The student will identify their project, and develop a research plan that includes embryology, histology, neurology and comparative and gross anatomy of their topic, and initiate the introduction and methods sections of a publishable paper and convey their progress to classmates. Students will consider the function of the IRB and assess of the appropriateness of different statistical analyses.
ANA-602 Research Methods in Anatomy II (4 credits)
This course is a continuation of ANA 601 Research Methods in Anatomy I. This is a cadaver-based course in which the student will study and independently dissect additional regions of the cadaver that were exclusively faculty demonstrations during their gross anatomy course (BIO-639). In addition, the student will then perform a thorough dissection of the region of their project topic defined in ANA-601. Emphasis will be placed on correlation of the embryology and histology of the region, and clinical and epidemiology implications of the region. The pathology present will be analyzed. The student will gain experience assisting the instructor(s) in anatomy laboratories. Students will perform the research and analysis needed to complete the publishable manuscript begun in ANA-601.
ANA-604 Anatomy Capstone (3 credits)
This course offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of human anatomy through the advanced dissection of human cadaveric materials. Students will complete a capstone project in which they will write a review style manuscript, this will facilitate the connection between all aspects of the MS Anatomy Program: embryologic development, anatomy, neurology and histology to form and function. The capstone project will then be presented in a lecture format to their peers to simulation presentions for scientific meeting and instructional purposes in preparation for their future career.