University of Glasgow: Human Anatomy PgCert

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Life Sciences
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

This taught Postgraduate Certificate in Human Anatomy is a new unique programme offering comprehensive training in all human anatomy, including legislation relevant to working in a human anatomy laboratory.

**Academic contact: mvls-anatomy@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
January start
PgCert: 5 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

You will 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.

You will have access to a large number of prosected (professionally dissected) anatomical specimens.

During your studies you will have access to the recently refurbished teaching and research laboratories within the Thomson Building.

You will 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.

You will also have access to recently modernised and refurbished laboratories including a large dissection room, histology teaching laboratory, histology preparation library. Our tutorial and lecture facilities have been updated with modern audio-visual equipment, all with internet access.

During your studies you will have access to the world-renowned anatomical and pathological collections of William Hunter and John Cleland. These collections are unique to Glasgow and we hold the world’s largest collection of anatomical specimens from these two significant individuals who enhanced anatomical knowledge and understanding.

Clinical anatomists active in research will teach you, including those specialising in pedagogical techniques related to anatomy and anatomical education.

The course also has postgraduate demonstrating staff that have either anatomical or anatomical and medical visualisation training.

On completion of the programme you will have gained valuable understanding and a range of skills encompassing anatomical legislation, human anatomy, cadaveric dissection techniques and typical laboratory practices within this environment.

We have excellent links with clinicians, paramedical and allied health professionals, scientists and industry specialists.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

The Postgraduate Certificate in Human Anatomy comprises three core compulsory courses taught from January – May each year. It comprises approximately 10 hours of direct contact teaching each week during the course.
- **Introduction to Anatomy**

- **Structure and Function of the Human Body**

- **Cadaveric Dissection Techniques**

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
The Postgraduate Certificate in Human Anatomy will provide comprehensive anatomical training which could provide a platform for further study in the field. It could help enhance an individual’s clinical portfolio for a specialty related to the surgical, paramedical and allied health professionals practice which requires an in-depth anatomical knowledge.

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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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