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First Five MSc Graduates in Human Anatomy are Conferred

14 Nov 2018
Dr Joy Balta, Prof John F. Cryan with MSc graduates Ms Roisin O’Mahony, Mr Eoin O’Sullivan, Ms Audrey Dempsey, (Mr. Elias Abdullah and Ms Sarah Idris in absentia) and Course Director Dr Siobhain O Mahony

Congratulations to the first graduates of the new MSc in Human Anatomy who were conferred with their Master Degrees in UCC last friday. This first taught MSc in Human Anatomy in the Republic of Ireland was developed by Dr Siobhain O'Mahony and Dr Joy Balta, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, UCC.

Course Director Dr Siobhain O Mahony with Ms Roisin O’Mahony, Ms Audrey Dempsey, Dr Joy Balta and Mr Eoin O’Sullivan

The taught MSc in Human Anatomy is designed to reinforce and advance the anatomical knowledge and dissection skills of the participants. Core modules cover anatomical sciences such as gross anatomy, neuroanatomy and human embryology. The MSc programme has a large cadaver-based dissection component which provides participants with a unique and exceptional opportunity to develop their dissection and anatomical knowledge on human material. The course is based in the FLAME laboratory, the department's newly constructed state-of-the-art human anatomy research facility. Students develop and deliver innovative teaching methods, receive hands-on practical experience in radiological modalities, design and implement an independent anatomy-related research project. The variety of assessment methods experienced on this course provides students with skills they can employ in their careers.

Mr Eoin O’Sullivan, Ms Roisin O’Mahony, Ms Audrey Dempsey and Dr Joy Balta,

The MSc degree in Human Anatomy is of interest to graduates of medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, science, engineering and other fields seeking to a postgraduate qualification in human anatomy to their skills base. 

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