Undergraduate 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
In addition, and most significantly, the Department has its own flagship degree programme, the BSc Neuroscience, which was the first such programme to be established in Ireland
Anatomy teaching at undergraduate level inlcudes:
Topographical Anatomy, Histology, Systematic Anatomy, Embryology and Development
Courses are delivered in the programmes of:
The College of Medicine & Health
The College of Science, Engineering & Food Science
The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
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.