Postgraduate Antomy

Postgraduate Anatomy at UCC

Postgraduate Anatomy at UCC

Anatomy is the study of the structure, function, development, growth and aging of the living body. It is concerned with these at all levels: whole body, systems, tissues, cells and cell components down to the macromolecular level. It integrates all of these at the structural, functional and dynamic orders. The discipline continues to be fundamental to programmes across biological and Health Sciences spectra, in both teaching and research 


Anatomy Research and Postgraduate studies


The research programme consists of coherently linked projects in the fields of development, degeneration and regeneration. It ranges from fundamental studies to the development of strategies for neuroprotection, neuroregeneration and restoration of function of damaged tissue in neuroinflammatory disorders.

Most of the experimental programme is multidisciplinary, within and outside the group. The experimental programme encompasses genetic, molecular, cellular, tissue, system and behavioural levels. The range of techniques and expertise available is broad and is particularly strong in relation to post-genomic and cellular studies, whereby molecular events are analysed and are located with high precision in cells and tissues, in order to understand the complex interplay of events.

NEW MSc in Human Anatomy

The Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience is currently developing an exciting and highly sought after MSc degree in Human Anatomy. This course will be a 12 month full time taught programme which is designed to reinforce and advance the anatomical knowledge and dissection skills of the participants.

The MSc degree in Human Anatomy will be of interest to graduates of medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, science, engineering  and other fields,  interested in combining a post graduate qualification in human anatomy to their skills base. Link here for further details: MSc degree in Human Anatomy.

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