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Summer Institute in Anatomy


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine offers our sixteenth annual Summer Institute in Anatomy in June, 2016. On this page you will find information about the four-week Human Anatomy course, including an application for download.


June 6 - July 1, 2016


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine campus in Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Taught by members of the faculty of the Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution


This four week course meets for 4 hours each day, 5 days a week. It is designed to give undergraduate students an introduction to all aspects of human anatomy, and includes demonstrations using human cadavers. A regional approach will be employed, beginning with the thorax and abdomen, continuing with the limbs, and ending with the head and neck. Lectures on each topic will be given in the morning, followed by prosection demonstrations (i.e., dissections prepared by departmental staff and presented to students) on human cadavers in the afternoon. Course materials will also involve hands-on work with human bones, various imaging modalities (e.g., radiographs, CT scans), and computer programs. Opportunities are also available for students to observe surgical procedures at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Student performance will be evaluated by both written and practical (cadaver-based) exams. To allow individualized instruction, the course is limited in enrollment.