Anatomy Lab Series: The Human Body in Health and Disease
Dominic Anaya, DO, LMT
NCNM Academic Building, Room 308
One module per month, 9:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. (includes one 15-min break)
3.0 general CEUs approval for each module
This set of six modular courses will be offered monthly in NCNM’s Anatomy Lab. The modules will consist of observation and discussion of the six human cadavers utilized by the first-year students, which undergo prosection throughout the academic year. Dr. Dominic Anaya, NCNM’s Anatomy Lab Director and Prosector, will explain the anatomical features and pathological processes evident in the tissue exposed via prosection, and field questions with regard to clinical relevance. Modules may be taken out of sequence.
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Module 1 – The Heart, November 9, 2013
Heart disease is the most common cause of death worldwide and, as health care professionals, we are called upon to diagnose and care for patients with heart disorders everyday. Join Dr. Dominic Anaya as he leads an interactive demonstration of cardiac and thoracic anatomy in the cadaver laboratory of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. There will be a dissected heart that has been removed from the chest to offer a complete view of its anatomy, as well as a thorax with the chest plate removed to observe the heart in relation to the other organs of the chest. Join in interdisciplinary discussions with other heath care professionals, in this unique opportunity to experience anatomy from an actual human body.
Module 2 – Back and Spinal Column, December 14, 2013
Back pain affects millions of Americans and has been estimated to cost billions of dollars in both medical and associated expenses. As health care professionals, the better we understand the anatomy of the spine and the musculature of the back, the better equipped we are to diagnose and treat our patients with back pain. Join Dr. Dominic Anaya in the cadaver laboratory of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine as he demonstrates the musculature of the back and spine. This will be an interactive session, with multiple layers of back musculature dissected, as well as vertebrae on display. Join in interdisciplinary discussions with other heath care professionals, in this unique opportunity to experience anatomy from an actual human body.
Module 3 – Lower Extremity Anatomy, January 11, 2014
Whether it be plantar fasciitis, knee pain or hip replacements, the lower extremity is a common source of pain in many of our patients. By better understanding the anatomy of the bones, muscles and joints of the lower extremity, we may be better able to help our patients with these complaints. Join Dr. Dominic Anaya as he leads an interactive demonstration of lower extremity anatomy in the cadaver laboratory of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Participate in interdisciplinary discussions as we observe dissections of the piriformis and posterior hip, the iliotibial band and knee, as well as the muscular layers of the foot.
Module 4 – Abdominal Viscera, February 15, 2014
Gastrointestinal disorders are among the most common complaints that patients present with, including gastroespophageal reflux disease, gall bladder disease, irritable bowel and hemorrhoids, just to name a few. Join Dr. Dominic Anaya as he leads an interactive demonstration of abdominal anatomy in the cadaver laboratory of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Discuss the causes and treatments of certain abdominal complaints in interdisciplinary talks regarding the anatomical basis for disease in this region of the body. Become a better diagnostician by observing the anatomy of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, stomach, and intestines within the human body.
Module 5 – Brain and Spinal Cord, March 8, 2014
The brain has been dubbed the 3lb universe and is thought to be the control center for the body and the seat of human consciousness. Join Dr. Dominic Anaya as he leads an interactive demonstration of brain, spinal cord and cranial anatomy in the cadaver laboratory of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Meet with other heath care professionals for this interdisciplinary session, as we explore the central nervous system. Dissections displayed will include a sagittally sectioned head to view the midline structures of the brain, as well as a brain and brain stem that has been removed for a unique examination of this anatomy.
Module 6 – Upper Extremity, April 12, 2014
The upper extremity is a common source of pain and disability, with frozen shoulder, epicondylitis and carpal tunnel syndrome affecting millions of Americans. Join Dr. Dominic Anaya in the cadaver laboratory of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine as he demonstrates the musculature of the upper extremity. Engage in this interactive and interdisciplinary exploration of the human arm. Specific dissections will include the axilla and brachial plexus, the paths of the radial, median and ulnar nerves, as well as the carpal tunnel and palmar musculature. Gain a unique insight into disorders of the upper extremity by directly viewing the anatomy of a prosected human arm.
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