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The Division of Clinical Anatomy in the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences at UAMS is pleased to announce the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Medical Academy. Two courses are being offered this summer as described below.

In Human Anatomy I, course faculty will guide students through a review of regional anatomy using previously dissected cadavers followed by hands-on activities involving the use of state-of-the-art hand held ultrasound devices and standardized patients.

In Human Anatomy III the course faculty will guide students through a focused review of clinically relevant anatomy of the head, neck, brain and spinal cord using:

  • Previously dissected cadaver specimens
  • Human brains and spinal cords
  • Plastic embedded whole body cross-sections
  • Plastic models
  • Human skeletal materials

-Previous exposure to an anatomy course is not required. Disposable gowns, masks, booties and gloves will be supplied to all participants working in the Patrick W. Tank Memorial Anatomy Teaching Complex.
-These courses are not being offered for credit.
-Preregistration required. See program description document for details.


2016 Summer Undergraduate Medical Academy Courses:

Human Anatomy I: Ultrasound Imaging
This is a 3-day course consisting of introductory laboratory based reviews of regional anatomy followed by hands-on ultrasound imaging sessions using state-of-the-art GE dual probe Vscan devices and standardized patients. Registration is limited to 24 students. Offered June 15th – June 17th (W-F, 9 am – 4 pm). Cost: $500

Human Anatomy III: Brain, Spinal Cord, Head and Neck
This is a 5-day course consisting of introductory lectures followed by cadaver based laboratory sessions. Students will work individually and in groups as the faculty guide them through a regional review of the anatomy of the head, neck, brain and spinal cord. Students will learn how to perform reflex and cranial nerve exams on standardized patients. Registration is limited to 24 students. Offered June 20th – June 24th (M-F, 9 am – 4 pm). Cost: $500

 

2016 Tentative SUMA Course Schedules – Content and Scheduling Subject to Revision

 Human Anatomy I: Ultrasound Imaging (June 15th – June 17th)

Wednesday June 15th:
8:30-9:00 am          Registration, Signing of Forms, Pre-course Survey (COPH lecture room)
9-10 am                    Anatomy of the upper limb in the gross lab (basement COPH)
10-noon                    Ultrasound on Standardized Patients (Clinical Skills Center)
1-2 pm                      Anatomy of the lower limb in the gross lab (basement COPH)
2-4 pm                      Ultrasound on Standardized Patients (Clinical Skills Center)

Thursday June 16th:
9-10 am                    Anatomy of the thorax in the gross lab (basement COPH)
10-noon                    Ultrasound on Standardized Patients (Clinical Skills Center)
1-2 pm                      Anatomy of the abdomen in the gross lab (basement COPH)
2-4 pm                      Ultrasound on Standardized Patients (Clinical Skills Center)

Friday June 17th:
9-10 am                    Anatomy of the kidneys/pelvis in the gross lab (basement COPH)
10-noon                    Ultrasound on Standardized Patients (Clinical Skills Center)
1-4 pm                      Simulated clinical cases, phantoms and cadavers (basement COPH)
4 pm                          Post-course Survey, Distribution of Certificates, Class photo

Human Anatomy III: Brain, Spinal Cord, Head and Neck (June 20th – June 24th)

Monday June 20th:
8:30-9:00     Registration, Signing of Forms, Pre-course Survey (COPH lecture room)
9-12              Histology/Virtual Microscopy of the CNS/PNS (basement COPH)
External features of the whole/half brain (basement COPH)
Functional localization in cerebral cortex
Blood supply to brain/Circle of Willis
1-4 pm           Sectioning of brains in three planes (basement COPH)
Internal features of the brain;           Ventricular system/Choroid plexus

Tuesday June 21st:
9-12               Spinal cord anatomy/Vertebral Column (basement COPH)
1-4 pm          Typical spinal nerve/nerve plexi (basement COPH)
Spinal cord pathways

Wednesday June 22nd:
9-12               Brainstem anatomy (basement COPH)
Internal brainstem anatomy; Blood supply to brainstem
1-4 pm           Cranial Cavity/Skull Bones/Skull openings (basement COPH)
Cavernous Sinus/Meninges/Dural Venous Sinuses
Functional Organization of Cranial Nerves

Thursday June 23rd:
9-10 am        Orbit lecture (COPH lecture room)
10-12             Orbit dissection (basement COPH)
1-4 pm           Team Based Learning Exercise (Active Learning Center, Library)

Friday June 24th:
9-12               Clinical exams using standardized patients (Clinical Skills Center)
(reflexes, cranial nerve exam, otoscopic and ophthalmic exams)
Ultrasound of head and neck related structures
1-3 pm          Simulation Patient Cases (Simulation Center)
3-4 pm          Self-paced anatomy practical exam (basement COPH)
4 pm              Post-course Survey, Distribution of Certificates, Class photo

 [COPH = College of Public Health building]