The course gives an overview of important aspects of the medical and functional anatomy and histology (as well as embryology) of the walls and organs of especially the human trunk, including thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. The profoundness and extent of the subjects taught in this course will be at the level of the first and second year of the medical curricula at the Dutch Universities. For more detailed anatomy and histology (and also embryology) the student is referred to textbooks and scientific journals concerning special subjects of anatomy/histology and/or clinical disciplines.

Although the primary concern of anatomy is that of the structure, structure and function are always considered together, which is why this course is named Functional Anatomy. Moreover, by means of surface anatomy, endoscopic anatomy and radiological/echhoimaging, emphasis is placed on the anatomy of the living body (heart and abdominal organs). Anatomy can be studied from dissection of dead corpses in the dissecting room (which is included at the end of the course in the form of a field trip to the UMC Utrecht). Course also includes a session on assembly of human bones into parts of the skeleton (spin, hands, feet).

This course is part of the pre-med program
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