Innovations in medical technology and health care delivery systems are leading areas of economic growth in the world. Leaders of future health care-related organizations will need to work with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, managers, and scientists. The clinical language of health care can be a barrier for development and effective management of complex medical initiatives—and that language is highly technical, based on anatomy and physiology concepts with which most managers are not familiar.
This course provides knowledge of the fundamental anatomy and physiology likely to dominate medical care practice and innovation for the next two decades. Following an overview of basic thoracic (chest) and abdominal structures, a learning template is presented for non-clinician managers to examine and understand anatomy and physiology, plus current clinical practice for a body system. The remainder of the course examines four major body systems in more detail (neurologic, endocrine, respiratory, and cardiovascular), by introducing the systems’ basic anatomy and physiology and correlating that knowledge with the real world experience of guest entrepreneurs from the medical industry.