8141.gif (4076 bytes)The following list of sites display web pages written by Gwen V. Childs, Ph.D. while she was Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences. They were originally for use by graduate and medical students at  the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX.  Dr. Childs now is at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in Little Rock, AR.   


Cell Biology

The following web pages served as study guides and handouts for lectures in Cell Biology.  Each was designed to introduce the topic and provide structure/function correlations.  The guides are not intended to be a complete presentation of all of the material in that subject area since each unit was team taught and Dr. Childs provided the introductory material that correlated structure and function.  The guides provide illustrations missing in the assigned text. The web pages also provide questions that students can use to test their knowledge as they learn the material. Use the following menu, or scroll down to click on regions in the photograph image maps that show the organelle of interest.

| Nucleus | Nuclear Pore Complex | Chromosomes
| Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum | Ribosomes | Golgi complex
| Lysosomes | Membranes | Mitochondria |
| Receptor Mediated Endocytosis |
| Cilia | Microtubules |

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     Click on photo region to find hotspot and link to Cell Biology topic describing that site.

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Microanatomy Web Atlas

I photographed the entire microanatomy class slide set for the new Integrated Medical Curriculum at the University of Texas Medical Branch for use by Medical students as they go through the new curriculum (which has no formal Microanatomy course.  It is also being used by Graduate students in Microanatomy.  The Web Atlas menu includes practice practical exams.  It also includes links to the above Cell Biology pages.  Finally, it is a site for present and future pages supporting Microanatomy presentations and lectures.

There are over 300 photographs of the Medical/Graduate Microanatomy Slide set at this site. They were taken with Nomarski optics to illustrate major structures/regions/cells studied in the Microanatomy class.  In the Web atlas (described above),  these are beginning to be indexed and catalogued so that they can be used more independently.  

Microanatomy Courses

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This material refers to the Graduate Microanatomy course at UTMB taught in 1996-1999.

 In 1998 and 1999, we used problem based learning exercises, study guides, and laboratory practical exercises in this course.  For the 1998 course, each of these guides is on the web site and the individual pages can be found by clicking on links in the Microanatomy Course Calendar.  The course is no longer taught; its content has been spread to systems courses in both the graduate and medical school.

 The laboratory exercises were "low stake" assessments that the students could use to practice their working knowledge and review for the 4 high stake assessments.  The latter evaluation periods were held in the laboratory and were integrated lab and lecture exams, asking the students to point to structures with their microscopes and answer questions about the structures.  About 40-50% of the evaluation involved problem solving questions.

    Graduate students 1994-present  (see Childs web page for current students)

James Patterson (M.D. Ph.D. student; completed Ph.D in 1994) Now doing a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

  Xuemo Fan (completed Ph.D. in 1994) Now doing a Residency in Pathology at the University of Wisconsin

  Jennifer Armstrong (completed Ph.D. in 1997) Now doing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine

 Jiangang Xie (completed Ph.D. in 1998) Now doing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurosciences, at the University of Texas Medical Branch

Last updated: 08/11/01
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URL Address: http://www.cytochemistry.net/Childs/teaching.htm
email: childsgwenv@uams.edu or gvchilds@cytochemistry.net

copyright 2000 Gwen V. Childs, Ph.D.