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CKX52 MSc Human Anatomy Course Details

The programme is designed to reinforce and advance the anatomical knowledge and dissection skills of the participants. Core modules will cover different anatomical sciences such as gross anatomy, neuroanatomy and human embryology. Modules are designed to accommodate students with different interests. In the Anatomy Pedagogy module students will be taught to develop and deliver innovative anatomical teaching methods which include the use of new technologies. 

Course duration:

This programme is full-time over three semesters. Students should expect to attend a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and laboratories from 9am to 5pm daily, with some time dedicated to independent learning, during semesters 1 & 2. In each semester, students will attend 5-8 hours of lectures, 2-3 hours of tutorials, 6-9 hours of lab practicals and 1-2 hours of seminars per week. During semester 3, students will need to complete a short research proposal and complete a research project of limited scope.


Part I 

Core Modules (55 credits)

  • AN6002 Human Gross Anatomy I (15 credits)
  • AN6003 Human Gross Anatomy II (15 credits)
  • AN6004 Neuroanatomy (10 credits)
  • AN6009 Radiological Imaging (5 credits)
  • AN6011 Learning and Teaching in Anatomy Education (10 credits)

Elective Modules* (choose 5 credits)

  • AN6008 Biomechanics of Human Movement (5 credits)
  • AN6012 Human Embryological Development (5 credits)

Part II

  • AN6010 Research Dissertation (30 credits)

*Elective modules will run based on meeting the requirement for the minimum number of students.

Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience

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Room 2.33, 2nd Floor, Western Gateway Building, University College, Cork, Ireland