PHSL 5525: Anatomy and Physiology of the Pelvis and Urinary System

Pelvic Short Course Status Update

An update regarding the status of PHSL 5525 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Pelvic and Urinary Systems)

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have decided to not offer the Pelvic Short Course in any capacity this year (2020-21).  A hybrid model was considered, but after thoughtful consideration,
we have decided the risk to UMN students and industry professionals is too great.  Very sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.

Because we are mindful that University of Minnesota students need to plan their electives for graduation, we would recommend that students investigate the other courses offered by the IBP department.

  • PHSL 3095 – Problems in Physiology
  • PHSL 4021 - Advanced Physiology and Bioengineering: Bionic Human 
  • PHSL 4031 - Physiological Discussions: Contemporary Topics 
  • PHSL 4242 – Professional Skills Development for Biomedical Scientists
  • PHSL 5096 - Integrative Biology and Physiology Research Advances 
  • PHSL 5116 - Clinical Physiology II (note: Clinical Physiology I is not a pre-requisite for 5116)
  • PHSL 5197 - Stress Physiology 
  • PHSL 5444 - Muscle 

For more info about these courses


pelvic short course

This is a short course focused on the anatomy and physiology of the pelvis, perineum, and urinary system. It has a strong anatomical bias with the pelvis and perineum, but will delve more deeply into the physiology of the urinary system.

mark cook


Mark's experience in teaching anatomy spans 20 years, including a previous faculty appointment at California State University and his current appointment at the University of Minnesota as Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Program in Human Anatomy. In addition to teaching anatomy, Mark is a licensed physical therapist and does consulting for several medical device companies in Minnesota.

steve katz


Stephen has been teaching Physiology for almost 30 years.  In addition to this short course, Stephen teaches renal physiology, renal pharmacology, acid-base balance, compartmental fluid dynamics, gastrointestinal physiology, and energy metabolism to medical and dental students, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.