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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
  Feb 21, 2018
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[203 Hours]
This course consists of lectures and a laboratory where students dissect an entire embalmed cadaver. The objectives of this course are to provide the first year medical students the opportunity to learn the foundations of medicine and to introduce them to aspects of professionalism. The students learn the basic concepts of anatomy and the clinical applications of such concepts. Didactic lectures and the dissection of a cadaver are supplemented by clinical correlations and hands on excercises conduced by clinicians in different specialities. A radiologist from the community gives six lectures on imaging of the different areas of the body. A physician-surgeon who is a member of our teaching staff presents a weekly clinica survey of important clinical issues related to the area of dissection for the week. Each student has the opportunity to perform emergency procedures such as lumbar puncture, oral intubation, insertion of thoracostomy tubes and urethral catheterization in Cadaver Procedure Labs. A significant part of this course is designed to emphasize the clinical importance of the anatomy students are learning.