Pre-Med: Human Pathology (Injury and Trauma)
Intro to Human Pathology - Injury & Trauma through Direct Examination, Simulation, and Dissection
Have you ever wondered if the injuries people sustain have lasting effects on their bodies? Are you interested in learning how to effectively treat them? Designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of injury and the human body, this Pre-Med: Human Pathology Pre-Summer course gives students the opportunity to explore their interest in pursing a career in pathology.
In this course, we’ll examine what kinds of anatomical changes take place when someone experiences common injuries, especially those that occur on the playing field or for those who lead active lifestyles. We will explore these injuries and what happens to the body when they occur through high level simulations that allow us to see the body in 3D. Students will also learn how to evaluate people for certain kinds of injuries, like sprained ankles and torn ACLs, through direct examination.
Lastly, we’ll use dissection of real human cadavers as a hands-on experience to look at the relationship between muscle, bone, ligament and tendon, and see what happens when these connections are severed to replicate real life injuries. Students will spend hours in the UConn cadaver lab working with real human bodies. This is an opportunity that most students who are interested in the medical field are not afforded until graduate school, so this is a great chance to see if working with the human body is truly a career for you.
- Jeffrey Kinsella-Shaw, PhD, PT, Director and Associate Professor, UConn Department of Kinesiology
- Laurie Lee Devaney, PhD, PT, ATC, Assistant Professor in Residence, UConn Department of Kinesiology