University of Glasgow: Human Anatomy

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email mvls-anatomy@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

A new unique programme offering comprehensive training in all human anatomy, including legislation relevant to working in a human anatomy laboratory, cadaveric dissection techniques and typical laboratory practices.

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**
Number 5 in the UK for Anatomy & Physiology (Complete University Guide UK 2020)
The aim of this programme is to ensure you gain valuable understanding and a range of skills encompassing anatomical legislation, human anatomy, cadaveric dissection techniques and typical laboratory practices.
Study in one of the busiest human anatomy laboratories in Europe where we admit approximately 100 donors each year. This provides us with a very unique and privileged way to teach and research in the field of human anatomy.
Gain access to a large number of prosected (professionally dissected) anatomical specimens.
Access the recently refurbished teaching and research laboratories within the Thomson Building.
Study in facilities which house our Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC) - a unique partnership between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow.
Experience working in our recently modernised and refurbished laboratories including a large dissection room, histology teaching laboratory, histology preparation library.
Tutorial and lecture facilities have been updated with modern audio-visual equipment, all with internet access.
Be taught by clinical anatomists active in research, including those specialising in pedagogical techniques related to anatomy and anatomical education.
Train with postgraduate demonstrating staff that have either anatomical or anatomical and medical visualisation training.
Network with clinicians, paramedical and allied health professionals, scientists and industry specialists.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**
The Postgraduate Certificate in Human Anatomy comprises of three core compulsory courses taught from January – May each year. Approximately 10 hours of direct contact teaching each week during the course.

Introduction to Anatomy
During this course you will learn about the history of anatomy, modern day approaches to the subject area and learn about the legislation related to body and organ donation.
You will also receive an introduction to each of the major body systems i.e. nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, gastrointestinal and urogenital systems as well as the special senses.

Structure and Function of the Human Body
This course will cover upper and lower limb, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, head and neck and genitourinary anatomy in an advanced level of detail
You will examine the wide collection of prosections held in the Laboratory of Human Anatomy, coupled with medical imaging techniques, histological sections, historical specimens and embryology as relevant to the system studied.

Cadaveric Dissection Techniques
In this course you will undertake cadaveric dissection on a focal area of anatomical structure to enhance dissection techniques.
You will work in small groups with a designated cadaver to help explore the anatomy of the chest.
You will be trained in relevant dissection practice, and link it to relevant health and safety practices, applying the relevant anatomical legislation in a practical environment.

Teaching and learning methods
During your training in anatomy, you will receive tuition using a wide variety of methods from expert staff including tutorials, lectures, group work, laboratory classes and dissection based classes. As such you will develop a wide range of skills useful in an anatomical and clinically applied environment.

These skills will aid in teamwork, scientific exploration, problem solving and identifying relevant laboratory protocols.

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

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  • is ranked 67th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2020
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