HAPS-I: Anatomia Italiana 2015 - 3 credit hours
6/30/2015 to 8/31/2015
Phone: 1-800-448-4277 (USA)
Anatomia Italiana: The Cultural History of Anatomy Along the Italian Peninsula
(3 credits) June 1 - August 31, 2015
Dr. Kevin Petti
San Diego Miramar College
This course is designed to provide college-level instructors with the opportunity to expand their understanding of the rich cultural heritage of anatomy education along the Italian Peninsula, and its connection with Renaissance art. This course is an international experience preceded by a series of readings in peer-reviewed journals and scholarly books intended to put the travel experience into context, and followed by the development of a teaching module. Readings will be discussed in online forums, experienced deeper through the international experience, and applied by way of incorporating the teaching module into an existing anatomy course.
After a four-week online component, students will participate in a 12-day visit to Italy. They will visit anatomy museums in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Padua that are important to the history of anatomy education. These museums include historic anatomy theaters and centuries old anatomical wax models. Traditional cultural sites that contain Renaissance masterpieces, such as the Vatican museums, will also be toured. These masterpieces will be considered within the context of how they were influenced by the dissections conducted by the masters. This interdisciplinary experience allows for students to connect art and anatomy in a unique manner. The result is a deeper and richer understanding of the historic and cultural underpinnings of anatomy education.
Students who have participated in the travel experience prior to participation in the HAPS-I course are eligible to enroll in this course by completing the remaining online component and submission of an interdisciplinary teaching module. Additional information can be found at AnatomiaItaliana.com.
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