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Current HAPS-I course offerings


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 Summer 2016

Anatomia Italiana del Sud: The Cultural History of Anatomy in Southern Italy
(3 credits) May 9 - August 5, 2016, with travel June 12 - 24, 2016
Kevin Petti
San Diego Miramar College

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Anatomia Italiana del Sud (of the South) connects art and anatomy in southern Italy, with a special focus on Sicily, a Mediterranean island at the crossroads of cultures for over 3,000 years. The itinerary examines ancient Greco-Roman depictions of the human form in sculpture, painting, and mosaic - including the body as a vehicle for religious expression in two Capuchin Crypts. Also featured are university anatomy museums in Palermo and Naples, as well as the ruins of Pompeii, a city covered with volcanic ash 2,000 years ago. Proceeded by two-weeks of online readings and discussions, the centerpiece of the course is a 12-day visit to Sicily and Naples. After the travel experience, students will develop an interdisciplinary teaching module for their anatomy courses that combines the scholarly readings with the lived experience in Italy.

Special note: HAPS-I tuition does not cover travel expenses. For a detailed itinerary and travel registration information, click here.


Writing Case Studies for Teaching A&P: Pathophysiology and Physiology
(2 credits or professional development) May 15 - July 24, 2016
Dr. Brian R. Shmaefsky
Lone Star College - Kingwood
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This course will provide scientific and pedagogical background for faculty to design effective teaching case studies for allied health, anatomy and physiology, histology, molecular biology, and pathology courses. Students enrolled in the human sciences typically enter career fields that require the analytical interpretation of dynamic situations in clinical and research settings. Case studies are stories used as a teaching tool to show the application of a theory or concept to real situations. A particular case study is dependent on the goal it is meant to fulfill. Cases can be fact-driven and deductive where there is a correct answer or they can be context driven where multiple solutions are possible outcomes. A major advantage of teaching with case studies is that the students are actively engaged in figuring out the principles of A&P by extracting relevant content needed to resolve the case. In the most straightforward application, the presentation of the case study establishes a framework for student analysis. A case study provides enough information for the students to figure out solutions and then identify how to apply those solutions in other similar situations. Instructors may choose to use several cases so the students can identify both the similarities and differences among cases.


Teaching Central Nervous System Concepts Using Diagnostic Radiology and Case Studies
(2 credits or professional development) May 21 - July 8, 2016
Carmen Eilertson
Georgia State University
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Students enrolled in college level Anatomy and Physiology courses are required to learn brain and spinal cord anatomy and function. This course will help you develop cases incorporating radiology of the CNS into your teaching portfolio. Students find this method of teaching to be meaningful because they learn how to read radiograms and correlate their analysis with patient symptoms. It is a perfect way to integrate anatomy with physiology and teach valuable diagnostic skills at the same time. Most of your students will enter the health care field and will benefit from learning clinical problem solving skills early in their academic development. The cases developed as part this course can be used as in class activities, enhancements to your current lecture power points, or as clicker quizzes or exam questions.