Anatomy Workshops Information
It is shameful for man to rest in ignorance of the structure of his own body, especially when the knowledge of it mainly conduces to his welfare, and directs his application of his own powers.
— Philip Melanchthon
Anatomy/Cadaver workshops are held at the University of Western Ontario, lectures are given by Dr. Charles L. Rice PhD and facilitated by Susan Robson RMT/Touch Works London.
To give the registered health care professional or student the opportunity to gain more knowledge and understanding of human anatomy. Through lectures, power point and prosections* participants will gain a greater insight into exactly how the normal structure and function of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems work.
*Prosections- dissected cadavers for the purpose of demonstrating anatomical structures
The workshops are held on weekends and are normally 6 hrs in length, 3 hrs each day. Each session will begin with a review of the material to be covered. There will be a lecture and discussion and then participants will have the opportunity to identify the structures on the prosections provided.
All workshops are approved by the College for 3.5 CEU's, certificates will be given to all participants.
Head to Toe
This is a general anatomy workshop with an overview of the body's principle muscle, nervous, and circulatory systems. Day 1 will cover the upper back and cervical, upper limb, and anterior trunk, day 2, lower back, pelvis, and lower limb. At the conclusion of this 2 day workshop you will be secure in your knowledge of general anatomy and the terms used to describe it. This will allow you to be more confident and effective when discussing client or patient injuries with peers and others in the healthcare business.
Under Shoulder and Upper Limb
This workshop covers the shoulder girdle and upper limb in detail. Dr. Rice will walk you through the complexity of the brachial plexus discussing its origins, its distribution, and effects when damaged. Workshop booklets will give you an opportunity to review the material covered and includes upper limb and shoulder orthopedic testing.
The Vertebral Column, Spinal Cord, and Spinal Nerves
Discover the complexities of the vertebral column, the spinal cord, and spinal nerves. Through lecture and hands on examination you will have the opportunity to take a comprehensive look at the vertebral column, its movements, articulations, ligaments, and surrounding musculature. Likewise with the spinal cord examining its internal and external anatomy and finishing with spinal nerves function and distribution. A workshop booklet and quiz will allow you to review the material and allow you to validate just how much you learned. This workshop is held on one day and is 4 hrs in length.
Dr. Charles Rice BSc, MSc, PhD is an anatomist and neuromuscular physiologist at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Rice has taught functional anatomy for more than 20 years to kinesiology, physical and occupational therapy, and medical students at the University of Western Ontario, McGill University, and the University of Saskatchewan. His easy-going and interactive teaching style makes learning anatomy fun and interesting.
Susan Robson is a registered massage therapist in private practice in London Ontario and has been organizing anatomy/cadaver workshops at the University of Western Ontario since she graduated from D'Arcy Lane School of Massage in 2003. If you have any questions at all about the workshops please do not hesitate to call or email.
Location of TWL Workshops
All Workshops are located in the Medical Sciences Building on the University of Western Ontario Campus.
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