Department of Surgery

Danielle Bentley B.Sc, B.PHE, M.Sc, (R.Kin) Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Anatomy
Bentley
Location
Medical Sciences Building, Room MS1180, University of Toronto
Research Interests
Anatomy education for the clinical health sciences, strategies for successful interprofessionaleducation, applied and active approaches to the instruction of musculoskeletal anatomy

Danielle Bentley is an Assistant Professor, teaching stream in the Division of Anatomy within the Department of Surgery. She is currently involved in the instruction Embryology (undergraduate and graduate level).  Anatomy Dissection, as well as anatomy/embryology for health professions including Medicine, Radiation Sciences, and Kinesiology. She completed her master’s degree at Queen’s University in anatomical education before coming to the University of Toronto where her doctoral degree research shifted to the clinical sciences, specifically the use of exercise for cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. Merging the two, Dr. Bentley emphasizes the clinical applicability of basic anatomy within each of her courses.

Current Research Interests:
Students assessment for/of learning, applied Aanatomy education for the clinical health sciences, strategies for successful interprofessional education, applied and active approaches to the instruction of musculoskeletal anatomy.

Current Courses:

ANA301H1 Human Embryology

Human embryology from fertilization to the end of the fetal period. Current concepts in mammalian morphogenesis applied to the development of the various organ systems; etiologies and pathogenesis of some of the more common human congenital abnormalities.

ANA400H1 Anatomy Dissection

A focused series of anatomical dissections will be made and the surgical implications of the findings will be the subject of seminars. Attitudes to dissection of the human body, complications of surgery and other relevant issues will be discussed.

ANAT110/MRS159H1 Anatomy for Medical Radiation Sciences

This course is an introductory course designed to serve as the foundation in Human Anatomy for students in the Medical Radiation Science program.

MSC1008Y Advanced Human Embryology and Teratology

Human embryology from fertilization to the end of the fetal period. Graduate level.

KPE Professional Placement Program

Prosection based student placement through the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

M.D Program, Embryology Theme Lead

* Currently accepting 1-2 undergraduate research students (HMB496/499) per year for projects in the field of anatomy education.  Please email directly if interested.