HST 010/011
Human Functional Anatomy

Term: Fall

Course Director(s): Lee Gehrke
M/W/F 1:30-6:00PM
Lecture- HMS: MEC 246 (Amphitheater). Lab- HMS: MEC 419 & 420
Course Website:
Permission of instructor
Enrollment limited. Lab fee. Open only to medical and graduate students, except by permission of instructor. Only HST students may register under HST.010 (P/D/F section).
MIT Units:
3-11-10 (G-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
4 (B)
Harvard Course Equivalent: 
MedSci 250ab
Lectures, detailed laboratory dissections, and prosections provide a thorough exploration of the gross structure and function of the human body. Fundamental principles of bioengineering are employed to promote analytical approaches to understanding the body's design. The embryology of major organ systems is presented, together with certain references to phylogenetic development, as a basis for comprehending anatomical complexity. Correlation clinics stress both normal and abnormal functions of the body and present evolving knowledge of genes responsible for normal and abnormal anatomy. Lecturers focus on current problems in organ system research.