MEDI 345
Human Anatomy I

Human anatomy will be taught using a systemic approach and emphasizing the connection between function and structure as it relates to physiological conditions and diseases. To this end, lectures will integrate elements of embryology and histology. Modern imaging methods will be introduced as well. Selected topics of topographic anatomy will be also examined, including head/neck and pelvis. A mid-term and final exam will be offered to allow students to assess their comprehension of the material. This course is suitable for advanced undergraduate and/or postbac students planning a career in medicine and biomedical research and will be taught at a level of complexity that is similar to courses offered at most medical schools. Other biomedical researchers who seek to better understand the structural underpinnings of normal and pathologic functions of the human body may also find the course useful.


College degree; basic knowledge of cell biology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Master principles of human anatomy using a systemic approach
  • Revise fundamentals of embryology and general micro-anatomy (histology)
  • Learn macro-anatomy, including musculo-skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urogenital, and endocrine systems
  • Acquire ability to understand how anatomical systems interact, and how structural and functional characteristics of tissues, organs, and systems are intimately interdependent
  • Describe topographic anatomy of selected regions



Class Type

Graduate Course