This course will review the clinical gross anatomy of the back, thorax, neck and superficial shoulder regions. Emphasis will be placed upon muscles, blood and nerve supply to the regions. The course will begin with a lecture review of the clinical anatomy followed by a gross anatomy lab review of the regions (approximately 2 hours lecture/2 hours lab). Participants must have a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed toed shoes to enter the lab. Lab coats, safety goggles, and gloves will be provided. Participants who are pregnant must contact Suzy Okere (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday April 18th to discuss entry into the lab.
1. Identify the muscles of the back/neck, thorax, pelvis, abdomen, and superficial shoulder.
2. Identify the vascular supply from the heart to the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and upper extremity.
3. Identify the nerve supply to the back/neck, thorax, pelvis, and superficial shoulder regions.
4. Relate the anatomical course followed by the major nerves, blood vessels, and muscles to adjacent structures in the identified regions.
Note: This course is for PTs and PTAs only. We are not accepting other healthcare disciplines on registration.
Suzy Okere has been a licensed PT since 1998. She completed a Sports Physical Therapy Residency at the University of Delaware in 2000 and she earned her PhD at TWU in 2012. She has taught Anatomy at Texas State since 2000.