The application of neuroanatomy, genetics, immunology, imaging, and pharmacology to Biomedical Visualization. An introduction to visual information processing, visual perception, and related technology.
Survey of surgical specialties, including an historical survey and relationship to visual communication. Instruments, aseptic technique, incisions, suturing, principles of wound healing, imaging modalities, and surgical terminology.
Business procedures and organizational structures associated with the role of a biocommunicator in institutional, freelance, and small business settings. Topics range from business forms and procedures to legal and ethical issues.
Graphic manipulation and representation of human morphology and gross anatomy. Graphic construction skills, visual standards and conventions, data collection methods, and personal sketch style development.
Production experiences in selected biomedical communications specialties: electronic print media, multimedia, animation, web site design. Guest instructors with special expertise utilized wherever feasible.