Anatomy and Physiology I (BSD10320)
This course provides a solid grounding in the principles of human anatomy as a basis for understanding disease. Head and neck anatomy is covered in extensive detail, as is the detailed anatomy of the orbit and external eye. Laboratory exposure to the material is also through human cadaver prosection, anatomical models, and computer-based teaching tools. The ocular physiology component of the course examines the physiology of the tears, cornea, lens, vitreous and retina. A strong emphasis is placed on understanding the normal functioning of these tissues so that the student can understand how dysfunction can lead to ocular disease. The material covered in this course provides essential background for clinical medicine, pharmacology, and ocular disease.