Nov 19, 2017 Last Updated 1:32 PM, Nov 3, 2017

Department of Anatomy

The Department offers three courses during the first year of medical studies; Clinical and Developmental Anatomy, Histology/Cell Biology and Neuroscience. These courses provide the student a vast knowledge of normal structure and morphology of the human body and its tissues in a functional and clinical approach. This knowledge is of the utmost essence for the development of future physicians. All courses include laboratories to emphasize and re-enforce concepts covered in a class and provide the students hands-on experience essential for their clinical training. The department has developed different teaching strategies in the courses, based on the Institutional Educational Objectives, including but not limited to: lectures, conferences, assessment, quizzes, case discussion, Academic Competence Enhancement (ACE) activities, shelf exams, and observation of students professionalism, are used to evaluate the course.

Courses:

113 Clinical and Developmental Anatomy

Gross Anatomy, Embryology, and Radiology were integrated into the Clinical and Developmental Anatomy course. The course is designed for the students to learn the characteristics, development, functions and clinical aspects of the human body. It prepares the students to apply their knowledge of macroscopic and embryological development to solve clinical cases for the benefit of the patients. Human cadavers are used for dissection of the different structures described and studied by the students; they work under direct supervision of the faculty, through this technique the students reaffirm the knowledge. The modern anatomic-clinical approach, the use of imaging techniques such as radiographs, computed tomography (CT scan), magnetic resonance (MRI), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and others, guarantee the complete development of the students.

115 Histology and Cell Biology

In this course the anatomy and function of the basic human tissues, is described as well as the molecular biology associated to them. Once completed the student should be able to: Recognize the different cells of the body tissues, and their corresponding areas including function and molecular biology. Describe the different tissues composing the micro anatomy, and function of the tissues. During the laboratory periods the students should be able to correctly use the microscope, and the other technological equipment used, as they are used in the modern medicine. Work effectively in groups with peers, not only hands on work but also in case presentations. Demonstrate high ethical standards and professionalism in all aspects of the course. Demonstrate honesty, compassion, and respect to peers and other professionals, and moral responsibility. Observe professional conduct, be a model to others in terms of correct attitudes in attendance, and punctuality.

142 Neuroscience

In this course the anatomy and function of the nervous human tissue, is described, and its molecular biology. Once the course is completed, the student should be able to: Recognize the different cells of the nervous system, their function and molecular biology. Describe the nervous system composition, the micro anatomy, and function of the nervous tissue. Describe the development of the nervous system, and the consequences due to alterations of normal development. In the laboratory periods the students should be able to correctly use the microscope, and the other technological equipment used, as they are used in the modern medicine. Work effectively in groups with peers, not only hands on work but also in case presentations. Demonstrate high ethical standards and professionalism in all aspects of the course. Demonstrate honesty, compassion, and respect to peers and other professionals, and moral responsibility. Observe professional conduct, be a model to others in terms of correct attitudes in attendance, and punctuality.

Faculty

  • Dr. Jorge Pérez Rivera, MD

    Dr. Jorge Pérez Rivera, MD

    Associate Professor

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    P: 787-743-3038 ext:248
  • Prof. Miguel Sugranyes, MS

    Prof. Miguel Sugranyes, MS

    Instructor

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The San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

 

Private U.S. medical school, located in Caguas, Puerto Rico. It formally opened its doors in 1978.

 

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