Courses and Medical Education

Master’s Level Anatomical Science and Education Courses  

MS (thesis) students will be expected to attend and participate in all Anatomy Seminar and Journal Club presentations and attend all M.S. non thesis, M.S. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation defenses.

ANAT 5000: Human Gross Anatomy (8 credit hours) 

Spring Semester
Structure and function of human body; emphasis on anatomical relationships and concepts and their functional significance; dissection required.

ANAT 5100: Human Histology and Ultrastructure (5 credit hours) 

Fall Semester
Microscopic anatomy of human body; emphasis on relationships between structure and function of tissues and organs.

ANAT 5200: Human Embryology (2 credit hours) 

Fall Semester
Prenatal human development; emphasis on correlation of normal development with development of common congenital malformations.

ANAT 5300: Human Systems Neurobiology (5 credit hours) 

Spring Semester
Structure and function of the human nervous system; emphasis on neuroanatomical relationships of functional systems and neurobiological concepts of brain mechanisms.

ANAT 5400: Human Systems Physiology (4 credit hours) 
Fall Semester

Physiology principles and mechanisms lectures will emphasize and correlate function with structure of cells, tissues and organ systems.

ANAT 5440: Basis Research Techniques (2 credit hours) 

Fall Semester
Fundamental techniques and instrumentation; emphasis on principles underlying preparation of material for histological, histochemical and ultrastructural examination and interpretation of results.

ANAT 5500: Advanced Dissections in Human Anatomy (2-4 Credit hours) 

Fall, Spring or Summer Semesters
This course will serve as an opportunity for students to develop advanced dissection and presentation skills as they perform prosections of human cadavers to ongoing medical, graduate and/or allied health human anatomy courses. Students will perform regional dissections and presentations under the guidance of anatomy faculty, with an emphasis on clinical applications of gross anatomical structure and function. This course provides students with instruction and experience in teaching techniques in anatomy.

Master's Project ANAT-5960 (2-4 Credit hours) 

Fall, Spring or Summer Semesters
This course is designed to develop advanced skills necessary for teaching human anatomy and includes an optional participation in the Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence Certificate in the University Teaching Skills program. Students will work independently on a scholarly project in one of the anatomical disciplines under the guidance of an anatomy faculty member. Projects will include but are not limited to anatomical dissection utilizing cadaver material and/or computer programs to be used as future teaching tools. Students enrolled in this course may also participate and complete the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program (http://www.slu.edu/centers/cte/certificates.html). This certificate will prepare students to be effective educators.

ANAT 5990: Thesis Research (0-6 credit hours) 

Fall, Spring, or Summer Semesters
Student will propose and complete a research project under the guidance of a faculty member.

ANAT 6900: Journal Club (0 Credit Hours) 

Fall and Spring Semesters

Ph.D. Level Anatomical Science and Education Courses  

Ph.D. students attend and participate in all Anatomy Seminar and Journal Club presentations and attend all M.S. non thesis, M.S. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation defenses.

ANAT 5000: Human Gross Anatomy (8 credit hours) 

Spring Semester
Structure and function of human body; emphasis on anatomical relationships and concepts and their functional significance; dissection required.

ANAT 5100: Human Histology and Ultrastructure (5 credit hours) 

Fall Semester
Microscopic anatomy of human body; emphasis on relationships between structure and function of tissues and organs.

ANAT-5200: Human Embryology (2 credit hours)

Fall Semester
Prenatal human development; emphasis on correlation of normal development with development of common congenital malformations.

ANAT 5300: Human Systems Neurobiology (5 credit hours)

Spring Semester
Structure and function of the human nervous system; emphasis on neuroanatomical relationships offunctional systems and neurobiological concepts of brain mechanisms.

ANAT-5400: Human Systems Physiology (4 credit hours) 

Fall Semester
Physiology principles and mechanisms lectures will emphasize and correlate function with structure of cells, tissues and organ systems.

ANAT 5440: Basis Research Techniques (2 credit hours) 

Fall Semester
Fundamental techniques and instrumentation; emphasis on principles underlying preparation of material for histological, histochemical and ultrastructural examination and interpretation of results.

BST-5000: Principles of Biostatistics (3 credit hours)

Spring or Summer Semesters

BBSG 5100: Ethics for Research Scientists (0 credit hours) 

Fall Semester

The course is a requirement for all pre- and postdoctoral fellows. It consists of eight 2 hour sessions given in the first half of the spring semester. For all but the first sessions, a lecture to the whole class lasting 30 to 50 minutes will be followed by small group discussions which will involve case presentations.

ANAT-6990: Dissertation Research (0-12 credit hours) 

Fall, Spring or Summer Semesters
Student will propose and complete a research project under the guidance of a faculty member.

ANAT 6890: Anatomy Seminar (0 Credit Hours) 

Fall, Spring or Summer Semesters

ANAT 6910: Journal Club (0 Credit Hours) 

Fall, Spring or Summer Semester

ANAT 6950: Special Studies for Exams (Credit hours 0) 

To be taken the semester of anticipated graduation.

ANAT-6300: Advanced Systems Neurobiology (1 credit hour) 

Spring Semester
This course may be taken concurrently with the Human Systems Neurobiology course. Lectures and moderated discussions of assigned journal articles will consider in greater detail the topics presented in the Human Systems Neurobiology course.

ANAT 6320: Developmental Neurobiology (2 credit hours) 

Offered occasionally
Prerequisites: ANAT-530 and ANAT-630. A presentation of the principles and concepts that underlie the development of the nervous system. Lectures and discussions of assigned journal articles will cover neurogenesis, neuronal differentiation, the formation of functional neural circuit and regressive phenomena during brain development.

ANAT 6670: Visual Neuroscience (2 credit hours) 

Spring Semester
Prerequisites: ANAT-530. Overview of visual processing, from chemical mechanism of transduction by retinal photoreceptors to anatomical and physiological correlates of visual perception in cerebral cortex. Assigned readings on analysis of receptive field properties, mechanisms of dark and light adaptation, sensation of color and control of ocular reflexes. Human visual dysfunctions included.

 

Allied Health Education Anatomical Science and Education Courses  

ANAT 1000: Human Anatomy for Nursing and Allied Health Professions (3 credit hours) Spring Semester

Basic Gross and microscopic structure of human body; emphasis on anatomical concepts, terminology, and correlation of structure and function.

ANAT 4000: Human Gross Anatomy for AHP (6 credit hours) 

Summer Semester
Structure and function of human body; emphasis on anatomical concepts and relationships relevant to allied health professionals; dissection required.

ANAT 4300: AHP Neurosciences (5 credit hours) 

Spring Semester
This course will cover the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases for the evaluation and treatment of patients with multiple dysfunction. Emphasis will be placed on the peripheral and central mechanisms for motor control. Diagnostic tests will be introduced.

ANAT 5050: Human Gross Anatomy for Physician Assistants (6 credit hours) 

Spring Semester
Structure and function of human body; emphasis on anatomical concepts and relationships relevant to physician assistants; dissection required.

Medical Education Anatomical Science and Education Courses  

Courses

Year 1 Modules

  • Introduction to Clinical Anatomy Module
  • Basic Clinical Neurosciences Module

Electives

  • Regional Dissections in Gross Anatomy A-402
  • Advanced Topics in Anatomy and Neurobiology A-403
  • Research Elective A-404
  • Cross Sectional Anatomy A-406