Current HAPS-I course offerings

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Spring 2017

Mechanisms of Disease: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
(2 credits) February 27 - April 17, 2017
Dr. Brian Shmaefsky
Lone Star College - Kingwood
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This course will examine the cellular, molecular, epigenetic basis of endocrine disease as a model disease that connects the cellular processes with the physiology and pathophysiology at the tissue and whole organ level. The spectrum of disorders that produces type 2 diabetes will be the focus of the course. Type 2 diabetes, or metabolic syndrome, is globally growing in incidence and is showing up in a younger population. This course uses case studies and current literature reviews in an asynchronous virtual format and will require an online coursework. The ability to interact in formal discussions will be available at the annual HAPS conference. The content of the course is directly applicable to those teaching classes ranging from introductory nutrition, human anatomy and physiology, and upper level courses in physiology. This course is designed to facilitate your teaching as well as updating your content knowledge. This 2-credit course will follow a completely on-line format with some synchronous communication.

 Summer 2017

Anatomia Italiana del Sud: The Cultural History of Anatomy in Southern Italy 
(3 credits) June 10 - 22, 2017
Dr. Kevin Petti
San Diego Miramar College
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This course is an international experience preceded by the completion of an online curriculum that employs a series of readings in peer-reviewed journals and scholarly books that put the travel experience into context, and are followed by the development of a teaching module after the travel. 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 will participate in a 12-day visit to Southern Italy, with nine of those days in Sicily, and three days in Naples and the vicinity. 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 Napes, as well as the ruins of Pompeii, a city covered with volcanic ash 2,000 years ago. Highlights also include historic anatomy theaters and centuries old anatomical wax models, as well as the Riace Bronzes, 4th century BCE sculptures that are amazingly accurate anatomically as well as culturally important. These masterpieces will be considered with the context of how they were influenced by the dissections conducted by the artistic masters. 

The travel expenses are not included in the 3-credit tuition for this course. See website for more details.