GATEGATE 2019 – Gross Anatomy of the Back and Upper Limb

L:\UAB Education\GATE\GATE Logo.jpgThe UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology (CDIB), in conjunction with the Department of Medical Education, announces a professional development course in human gross anatomy with complete dissection for current and future high school and collegiate anatomy educators. This 3-day course includes lectures and complete dissection of the back and upper limb.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the major sections/regions of the spine, organization of the back (main muscle groups, vertebrae, spinal cord, and spinal nerves), and upper limb
  2. Relate the gross anatomy of the back and spine to common medical illnesses that may be of interest to future health professionals
  3. Identify the contents and organization of the upper limb
  4. Relate the gross anatomy of the lower limb to common medical illnesses that may be of interest to future health professionals

Who should attend?

Dissection of the human body is a privilege that is often restricted to medical and/or students enrolled in health professions. Many anatomy educators at the high school or undergraduate level never get the opportunity to see and touch the actual human anatomy that they are teaching. We designed this course to provide that opportunity, specifically for current high school biology/anatomy teachers and undergraduate anatomy faculty at 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. We encourage graduate students and post-docs who plan to teach anatomy at either the secondary or the collegiate level to attend as well as graduate students from both the biomedical science departments and the School of Education.