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Life Sciences Illustration Courses

Gross Anatomy

Course No. LSI 411  Credits: 6.0

This in-depth, cadaver dissection-based course covers all aspects of human gross anatomy. The course is modeled after a traditional medical school gross anatomy curriculum and taught by the CWRU School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy faculty. It is divided into three sections: thorax and abdomen; pelvis/perineum and limbs/back; and head and neck. One hour of lecture will precede 3 hours of dissection laboratory Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Lectures and dissection labs will cover all human anatomy, and students should be prepared to devote more time than the scheduled hours of 1:00 to 5:00pm. Dissection labs are open 24 hours 7 days a week. Spring semester only. Cross-registration with CWRU required.

Cellular + Molecular Illustration

Course No. LSI 470  Credits: 3.0
Faculty David Schumick

This course will focus on the current techniques for visualizing and illustrating the cellular structure and molecules that make up living organisms: phospholipid bilayers, chemical exchange, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, etc. The ability to accurately represent cellular and molecular structures has become critical with recent advances in microbiology, biotechnology, genetics, and pharmacology. You will learn how to locate 3D molecular model files on the Internet and manipulate these models on the computer. Working from conceptual drawings, you will use these files to render (and possibly animate) molecules in 2D using Photoshop and/or Illustrator and in 3D using a modeling application (such as 3D Studio Max). Required of senior Life Sciences Illustration majors.

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Elizabeth Halasz

Elizabeth Halasz

Assistant Professor

Beth received her BFA and MFA in Medical Illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she was its f...more

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