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Course 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. January Intake available* WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • 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. There are approximately 10 hours of direct contact teaching each week during the course. Core Courses INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY CADAVERIC DISSECTION TECHNIQUES STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY 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. Assessment Methods The course is assessed by a variety of different methods including multiple choice questions, group presentations, “spot” examinations where anatomical structures have to be identified, or potentially, applied anatomy has to be demonstrated through data interpretation, and group work through continuous assessment.


How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'.

Entry requirements

Applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Anatomy will be considered on an individual basis, with particular emphasis on a demonstrable interest in human anatomy.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website. https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'scholarships'.

Human Anatomy at University of Glasgow - UCAS