PAM 505 Gross Anatomy and Physiology (5 SH)

Prerequisite: Admission to PA program

Corequisite: PAM 505L


This course is designed to familiarize the student to gross anatomy and physiology. The course is essentially split into regional anatomy and medical physiology. While anatomy and physiology are split they will integrate similar topics. A separate lab will be done following the lecture. The regional anatomy section will identify, review, and analyze the structures in the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and upper and lower limbs. Correlating pathologic conditions will also be discussed. This portion of the class is important in understanding the human body as a 3-dimensional structure. It has many implications to surgery. The medical physiology section will analyze and review general human and systems based physiology. Human neurologic, hematologic, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, cardiac, circulatory, renal, gastrointestinal, integumentary, musculoskeletal, endocrine, reproductive systems will be reviewed, demonstrated, and analyzed. Fetal and neonatal physiology will also be discussed.