Current HAPS-I course offerings


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Spring 2020


Clinical Correlate in Physiology
(1 credit) February 4 - 25, 2020
Patrick Eggena, M.D. 
Novateur Medmedia, LLC
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This course reviews, integrates, and applies the physiology HAPS Professors are teaching their pre-medical and nursing students about the heart, lung, and kidney. To create a suitable learning environment for future health care professionals, participants are asked to put themselves in the shoes of a country doctor who is called upon to solve a variety of problems with only a basic understanding of physiology. The emphasis in this course is not only on applying physiology to situations outside the classroom, but also to illustrate how essay examinations in physiology can be structured in a way that makes it easy for the instructor to grade and relatively pleasant for students to take. This is attempted here by applying to the essay exam the Chinese proverb that "a picture is worth a thousand words". Participants learn how to draw these sketches (or graphs or equations) during weekly case discussions when Dr. Eggena takes time out to draw on a white board the answers to the questions given below in "Identification of Course Outcome". He does this twice for each hour of dissection and the proctored 2-hour written examination takes four questions chosen from this pool of 16 questions. 


Summer 2020


Connecting Art and Anatomy in Italy
(3 credits) May 17- August 28, 2020
Kevin Petti
San Diego Miramar College
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This international experience is preceded by an online curriculum that employs a series of academic readings placing the travel experience into context, and are followed by the development of a teaching module after the travel experience. This interdisciplinary program 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 Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna, Padua, and Venice. The itinerary examines Greco-Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque depictions of the human form in sculpture and painting. Masterpieces within the world's greatest museums such as the Vatican Museums, Uffizi Gallery, Bargello and more are considered with the context of how they were influenced by the dissections conducted by the masters. Historic university anatomy museums in Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Padua explore the evolution of anatomy education and medicine along the Italian Peninsula. The body as a vehicle for religious expression in reliquaries and ossuary shrines is also considered. 

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