New resources in graduate anatomy education


Mike Pascoe, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, will be hosting a seminar at CSU on Feb. 26 to discuss innovative instructional techniques being used in university-level gross anatomy instruction.

Gross anatomy is a comprehensive course dedicated to exploring the human body as a whole and is foundational for the training of health care professionals. Nationally, instructional hours devoted to the concept have decreased, making the use of visual teaching platforms even more important.

Brian Tracy, an associate professor in CSU’s Department of Health and Exercise Science, said that in bringing Pascoe to CSU, he hopes to create a “cross-pollination” effect between institutions, and that CSU students and faculty will be inspired by Pascoe’s teaching techniques.

Among other things, Pascoe will be discussing his use of the Lytro Camera in cadaver dissection labs. The camera was released in 2012 with the intention of being able to visually display specific anatomical content.

The seminar will take place on Feb. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Health and Exercise Science Teaching Facility, Room 105. The hashtag #PascoeHES can be followed to engage with Pascoe before, during and after the talk. His Twitter handle is @mpascoe.