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Facilitating exploration of the morphological diversity of the human body throughout development, life, disease and death
The Department of Anatomy facilitates a student’s exploration of the morphological diversity of the human body throughout development, life, disease and death. Anatomy provides a medical student’s first exposure into the intricacies and variations of human structure, and appropriate respect for treating the human body. Knowledge of the human body forms much of the basis for understanding physiology, neuroscience, pathology and medicine.
Anatomy faculty are committed to providing an outstanding educational experience for medical students, graduate students and physicians by utilizing clinically relevant applications to stimulate problem-solving skills and critical thinking. During the first two years of the medical school curriculum, anatomy faculty teach gross anatomy, histology, embryology and neuroanatomy throughout sections of the integrated curriculum. In the College of Biosciences, anatomy faculty teach and mentor graduate students.
The Department of Anatomy collaborates extensively with both basic science and clinical departments to develop outstanding educational programs in human anatomy. Faculty also participate in KCUMB's continuing medical educational programs and KCUMB's annual Research Symposium. Faculty members are engaged in research projects that include neurological aspects of the cough reflex, morphomeric comparisons of skeletal remains (fossil and extant) and clinical application of anatomic variation. The Department of Anatomy is committed to advancing knowledge of human anatomy through innovative scientific and education research and sharing that knowledge through participation in educational and scientific programs.
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