The goal of the Course of human anatomy is to combine a regional and systemic approach to examine the relationships and organization of the major structures within the thorax, abdomen, head/neck, and back/limbs regions of the body. Students will learn the fundamentals of human anatomy relevant for clinical application. The emphasis of the course is on gross anatomy, with relevant microanatomy taught as needed. A systems approach is used to prepare students to understand relationships among structures that contribute to the functioning of organ systems. Aim of the Course is therefore to develop student knowledge and critical thinking skills as applied to anatomical terminology and concepts.