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This course is designed for senior medical students who have chosen (or are in the later stages of choosing) their clinical area of post-graduate medical specialty. Students who enroll will be privileged to assist in laboratory teaching for first year medical students in Gross Anatomy (D503. and it is assumed that this opportunity is at least partial motivation for desiring to participate in this elective. Senior students will be required to prepare prosections and deliver short instructional presentations to the freshmen class at the start of each lab session. In addition, the course permits first hand advanced dissection of basic and applied regional gross anatomy of the human body in any region related to the student's area of clinical interest. Cadaver material is provided for dissection.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Andrew Deane, Ph.D. (asdeane@iu.edu)

Director: Andrew Deane, Ph.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU School of Medicine, Medical Science Building, Rm 213 (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Prepare high quality prosected anatomical materials for presentation to MS1s (MK1)

  • 2) Effectively teach the anatomy emphasized in the course (ISC5)
  • 3) Draw upon their existing medical knowledge to model the art of using science to guide diagnosis, management, and prevention of disease (PBLI1)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form; (Instructional observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 20

Time Distribution: 75% Laboratory; 25% Class Attendance (Human Structure; Phase 1)

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Andrew Deane, Ph.D. (asdeane@iu.edu) Rotation schedules for September, October and November 2019:  [8/30-9/26], [9/27 to 10/24], [10/25 to 11/21]

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None