Various Dept Based * Elective Course Description

Course Name: Advanced Projects in Anatomy
Course Number: XX-4008
Elective Type:
Coordinator(s): Anne M. Gilroy
Department: Cell and Developmental Biology
Sites Available: UMMHC-University Campus
Months Offered: M4 - M8
Number of Students / Month:
Prerequisites: Completion of all 3rd Year Clerkships  
Enrollment Process: Approval from coordinator required; email approval to to schedule
Elective Description: This is an independent study elective that will allow 4th year students to revisit basic anatomy by participating as a laboratory instructor in the DSF course and to investigate advanced anatomy topics in their preferred clinical specialty. The elective coordinator will work with the student to design the specific project and will provide guidance, instruction and supervision as needed. The student is expected to be able to work independently. Elective assignments will include:
  • teaching in all anatomy laboratory sessions of the DSF course that are scheduled during the 2 week period.
  • creation of one or more teaching modules in a clinical specialty of their choosing, These will be based on observation of, and participation in, clinical experiences during the 2 week period and will consist of a powerpoint presentation, prosection quality cadaver dissection and/or other teaching materials as appropriate.
  • formal presentation of the teaching module(s) to the anatomy faculty and invited guests

Note: Students are encouraged to choose the 2-week period during which the topics covered in the DSF program most closely coorespond to their clinical interests. 

Location: UMMHC-University Campus, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655

Website: Cell & Developmental Biology:


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