MSA 1A01. Gross Anatomy I. (5.5 Credit Hours)

The gross anatomy course provides an in-depth study of the human body using cadaveric dissection. Additional emphasis is placed on developmental anatomy and normal radiographic anatomy and ultrasound. This course will include the anatomical relationships of the back, head, neck, thorax and abdomen.

MSA 1A02. Gross Anatomy II. (3 Credit Hours)

The gross anatomy course provides an in-depth study of the human body using cadaveric dissection and ultrasound. Additional emphasis is placed on developmental anatomy and normal radiographic anatomy. This course will include the anatomical relationships of the pelvis, perineum, and the lower and upper limbs.

Prerequisite: MSA 1A01

MSA 2A01. Seminar in Anatomy I. (1 Credit Hour)

Review, discussion and presentation of topics related to anatomy research and teaching.

Prerequisites: MSA 1A01, MSA 1A02, ANAT 1106,

MSA 2A02. Sem in Anat II: Anatomical & Edu Resch. (1 Credit Hour)

This course further enhances students' critical thinking skills by requiring students to find, critically review, present, and discuss peer-reviewed anatomical, clinical, and educational research journal articles in a "round-table discussion" format.

Prerequisites: MSA 1A01 MSA 1A02, ANAT 1106

MSA 2A03. Human Development. (2 Credit Hours)

This is a graduate level human development course. The course will be student driven and presented in a discussion/lecture format. The students will be expected to have read the assigned chapters before the corresponding class meeting. Examinations will consist of essay type questions. Students will be required to make an oral presentation on a topic of their choice related to the course material. Student presentations will be graded based on organization, clarity, style of presentation, quality of visual aids and ability to answer questions. The presentations will be open to DMU students and faculty.

MSA 2A04. Teaching in Anatomy I & II. (4 Credit Hours)

This course will allow dual-degree students to participate in laboratory and/or lecture instruction in one or more of the courses offered by the anatomy department.

Prerequisites: MSA 1A01, MSA 1A02, ANAT 1104, ANAT 1106

MSA 2A07. Research. (1-6 Credit Hours)

Research under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

MSA 2A11. Tools for Teaching. (1 Credit Hour)

This course will cover course design and revision, crafting a syllabus, application of adult learning principles to the design of presentations, effective use of learning psychology in the effective design and delivery of presentations, educational methods, execution of adult learning principles, and assessing student learning outcomes.

MSA 2A12. Literature Review. (3 Credit Hours)

This course will educate students in the conduct of a systematic literature review consistent with the competency standards recommended by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Specifically, students will learn to l) identify needed information; 2) acquire the information efficiently and effectively; 3) critically read and evaluate the information; 4) effectively organize and communicate (orally and in writing) the information; and 5) legally and ethically acquire and use the information.

MSA 2A14. Teaching in Anatomy I. (2 Credit Hours)

This course will allow primary degree students to participate in laboratory and/or lecture instruction in one or more of the courses offered by the anatomy department.

Prerequisites: MSA 1A01, MSA 1A02, ANAT 1106

MSA 2A18. Advanced Dissections in Anatomy I. (1 Credit Hour)

The course will allow students to dissect the head and neck, back, thorax or abdomen of the human cadaver to further their knowledge of theses anatomical regions. Students, under supervision by the faculty, will prepare prosections of specific areas of the human cadaver, which will be presented to the first year D.O./D.P.M. class in the form of an oral presentation. Students will be assessed by the quality of their dissection and presentation.

Prerequisite: MSA 1A01 MSA 1A02

MSA 2A24. Teaching in Anatomy II. (2 Credit Hours)

This course will allow primary degree students to participate in laboratory and/or lecture instruction in one or more of the courses offered by the anatomy department.

Prerequisites: MSA 1A01, MSA 1A02,ANAT 1106

MSA 2A28. Advanced Dissections in Anatomy II. (1 Credit Hour)

The course will allow students to dissect either the pelvis, perineum or upper and lower limbs of the human cadaver to further their knowledge of theses anatomical regions. Students, under supervision by the faculty, will prepare prosections of specific areas of the human cadaver, which will be presented to the first year DO/DPM class in the form of an oral presentation. Students will be assessed by the quality of their dissection and presentation.

Prerequisites: MSA 1A01, MSA 1A02, MSA 2A18

MSA 2A29. MSA Capstone Experience. (2 Credit Hours)

This course provides the opportunity for students to synthesize and actively communicate the skills and anatomical knowledge they have learned throughout the degree program. Though guided study, this course will culminate in both a comprehensive paper and oral presentation focusing on an anatomical topic (organ, system, or region) following a molecules-to-organs approach (i.e., incorporating information on its genetic, developmental, histological, gross anatomical, and clinical significance). In addition, students will learn professional skills including CV preparation, literature review and critique, academic writing, and lecturing/oral presentation.