Saturday, May 18, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019
During four sessions, spanning two days, participants will be immersed in the study of lower limb gross anatomy. Emphasis will be placed on the musculoskeletal system, with its associated vascular and neural elements. Using a regional approach, each session will consist of a 1-hour lecture followed by a 3-hour, in-depth human cadaver dissection laboratory. Lectures will lay the groundwork for the laboratories by providing descriptions of structures, including functional considerations, pertinent relationships, and approaches to dissection. In the laboratory, participants will work in pairs to perform a complete dissection of a lower limb. Simultaneously, instructors will guide discussions focused on applicable clinical correlations and conduct demonstrations on joint prosections highlighting relevant biomechanical concepts.
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with backgrounds in anatomy, such as clinicians and anatomy educators, the opportunity to strengthen their anatomical knowledge base. Learning anatomy through a clinical or academic lens affords the optimal approach to understand the integral relationship between normal structure and function, providing the clinician with an enhanced foundation for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.