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Summer Remediation Course for Medical Gross Anatomy

Course Co-Directors: Drs. Dennis M. DePace, Ph.D. and Bruce Hirsch, Ph.D.

Introduction:
-We have developed a web-based summer remediation course for medical students who have received a failing grade during their initial course in Medical Gross Anatomy.
-Students take the course on-line while remaining at their own institution.
-The course consists of materials from the Gross Anatomy course at Drexel University College of Medicine (see Syllabus below), and is presented in a fashion that allows the students to progress at their own rate within established limits.

Goals:
1. To review the organs and relationships within the human body with an emphasis on clinical relevance.
2. To demonstrate the principle that structure reflects function, and to introduce the idea that derangements in function (pathologies) often result from or cause changes in structure.
3. To provide insight into the ability to recognize anatomical structures in commonly used diagnostic images from Radiology.
4. To correlate important surface anatomy to the practice of clinical medicine.
5. To certify by means of written examinations that, upon successful completion of this course, the student has demonstrated an acceptable level of competency in the subject matter.

Eligibility:
-The course is open only to medical students who have completed a medical school course that included full cadaver dissection but who require a remediation of the conceptual principles of the discipline.
-Students must be registered in an accredited U.S.A. Medical School, or equivalent.
-Students must provide written approval from their Administrator (usually the Dean of Students) in order to take the course.
-Students must also supply written assurance from their Administrator that a proctor will be supplied to administer the mid-term and final exams.
-Prerequisite: Completion of a 1st year medical school curriculum that included Gross Anatomy.
-Students must have a computer equipped with either Internet Explorer of Safari and access to a reliable high-speed internet connection

Course Description:
-Course name: Summer Remediation Course in Medical Gross Anatomy
-Offered by the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at Drexel University College of Medicine
-Tuition fee: $2200
-The course material is available from June 13 until July 15 with a Midterm Exam on June 29, and a Final Exam on July 18, 2016.
-The course includes:

- The Course is divided into 6 sections (see detailed Syllabus below):

Midterm & Final Exams:
-There will be a Midterm Exam and a Final Exam. These and the points accrued from the Clinical Case Review quizzes are THE ONLY exams that will count toward the final course grade.
-The Midterm will be on June 29, 2016, and will cover the material from Sections 1-3. It will count for 45% of the student’s final grade.
-The Final Exam will be on July 18, 2016, and will cover only the material from Sections 4-6. Because of the greater complexity of the material in the Head & Neck Section, this exam will count for 50% of the student’s final grade.
-Each exam is composed of 50 questions and lasts for 70 minutes (1.4 min per question).
-All questions are in the multiple choice format.
-For both the Midterm and Final Exams, a printed copy of the test will be sent to an Administrator designated by the student at his or her home institution. This Administrator will serve as proctor, thus ensuring proper conduct and also avoiding any problems with course administration through the Web (such as too many students using the site at the same time). The Administrators will send the completed scantron forms back to us for grading, along with the test booklets.
-Upon completion of each Clinical Case Review, the student will be given the opportunity to take a one-question quiz based on an image presented in the review. The question will be timed for one minute and the student will have one attempt at the question. For each successful completion of a quiz, the student will be awarded one point. A total of 20 points may be accrued and these points will constitute 5% of the students final course grade.

Grade Summary:
-Midterm Exam (45%), Final Exam (50%), Clinical Case Review Quizzes (5%)

Section Exams:
-At the end of each section there will be a Section Exam. These will help students assess their understanding of the material from that one section, but WILL NOT count toward the final grade.
-Each Section Exam is taken through Blackboard/Vista and requires a computer and use of the Respondus lockdown browser.
-Like the Midterm and Final Exams, each Section Exam is composed of 50 questions and lasts for 70 minutes.
-Passing a Section Exam will allow the student to start the next section. If a student fails to obtain a grade of 70% or more in a Section Exam, he or she must retake the exam the following day. A second failure on a Section Exam will not affect the course grade or prevent the student from moving on to the next section, but it will be reported to the student’s home institution along with the final course grade.

Evaluation:
-A feedback questionnaire will be requested from each enrolled student to evaluate the course resources (lecture notes, streaming video lectures, lecturers, clinical case reviews, exams, help provided by the course directors, overall quality of the course, areas for improvement, etc.)
-Success on the final exam will indicate that the student has reached a level of proficiency in Medical Gross Anatomy, similar to that of other medical students in this institution.
-Since the material taught and the tests used in this course are equivalent to those used in our regular Gross Anatomy course, we expect that students passing this -Summer Remediation Course in Medical Gross Anatomy will be well prepared to continue their medical education.

Administration:
-The course is packaged and administered within the frame of Blackboard/Vista.
-The course is offered through the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and all administrative tasks related to the course will be handled by the Course Directors.
-Final grades will be sent to the student’s Dean for confirmation of course completion as well as to the student.

Contact:
Dennis M. DePace Ph.D.
Course Director
Summer Remediation Course in Medical Gross Anatomy,
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129

PH (215) 991-8475
FX (215) 843-9082
ddepace@drexelmed.edu

Registration form: https://www2.drexelmed.edu/NASR/

Course Syllabus:

- All lectures are approximately 50-60 minutes long unless otherwise indicated.
-Clinical Case Reviews average 40 to 50 minutes and generally include the review of two anatomically related clinical cases

Sections 1, 2, and 3 must be completed between June 13 and June 28, 2016

Section 1 Back and Upper Limb:

Wimba Classroom Session on Line: Course Introduction (1hr) Introduction to the Vertebral Column and Back (1hr), Anatomy of the Spinal Nerve (1hr), Clinical Case Review 1: Osteoarthrits; Herniated Intervertebral Disc, Anatomy of the Upper Limb1: Introduction (1hr), Brachial Plexus (1hr), Clinical Case Review 2: Erb Duchenne Palsy; Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; Carcinoma of the Breast, Anatomy of the Upper Limb 2 (1hr) Clinical Case Review 3: Fractures and Dislocations, Clinical Case Review 4: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Wimba Classroom Session on Line Review (1hr)
Section Exam: Section 1

Section 2 Thorax:

Introduction to the Thorax (1hr), Thoracic Viscera (1hr), Clinical Case Review 5: Fractured Rib; Bronchiogenic Carcinoma, Autonomic Nervous System (1hr), Clinical Case Review 6: Myocardial Infarction; Angina Pectoris, Wimba Classroom Session on Line Review (1hr)
Section Exam: Section 2

Section 3 Abdomen:
Abdominal Wall and Inguinal Region (1hr), Clinical Case Review 7: Inguinal Hernia; Testicular Carcinoma; Vasectomy, Peritoneal Cavity and Relationships (1hr), GI Tract, Liver and Pancreas (1hr), Clinical Case Review 8: Cirrhosis of the Liver; Portocaval Anastamoses, Clinical Case Review 9: Perforated Gastric Ulcer, Posterior Abdominal Wall and Viscera (1hr), Clincal Case Review 10: Hiatal Hernia; Ureteric Calculus, Wimba Classroom Session on Line Review (1hr)
Section Exam: Section 3

Midterm Exam: June 29, covers Sections 1, 2, 3

Sections 4, 5, and 6 must be completed between June 29 and July 17, 2016

Section 4 Pelvis & Perineum:
Introduction to the Pelvis (1hr) Male and Female Pelvic Viscera (1hr) Clinical Case Review 11: Ectopic Pregnancy; Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Male and Female Perineum (1hr), Clinical Case Review 12: Ischioanal Abscess; Pudendal Nerve Block, Wimba Classroom Session on Line Review (1hr)
Section Exam: Section 4

Section 5 Lower Limb:
Introduction to the Lower Limb 1 (1hr), Introduction to the Lower Limb 2 (1hr), Clinical Case Review 13: Fracture of the Hip; ”Unhappy” Triad of the Knee, Lower Limb and Gait (1hr), Clinical Case Review 14: Sprained Ankle, Clinical Case Review 15: Trauma to the Lower Spinal Cord, Wimba Classroom Session on Line Review (1hr)
Section Exam: Section 5

Section 6 Head & Neck:
Introduction to the Neck 1 (1hr), Introduction to the Neck 2 (1hr), Skull (1hr), Trigeminal and Facial Nerves (1hr), Clinical Case Review 16: Trigeminal Neuralgia; Facial Nerve (Bell’s) Palsy, Pharynx and Larynx (1hr), Glossopharyngeal and Facial Nerves (1hr), Pharynx and Larynx (1hr), Clinical Case Review 17: Subclavian Steal Syndrome, Orbit (1hr), Clinical Case Review 18: Oculomotor Nerve Lesion, Nasal and Oral Cavities (1hr), Clinical Case Review 19: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Clinical Case Review 20: Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis, Wimba Classroom Session on Line Review (1hr)
Section Exam: Section 6

Final Exam: Sections 4, 5, & 6

Final Exam is on July 18, 2016, and covers Sections 4, 5, & 6.