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Clinical Anatomy

Overview
This MSc in Clinical Anatomy aims to provide students with a greater understanding of advanced human anatomy including appropriate radiological anatomy, microscopic anatomy and embryology.

The modules presented emphasise clinically and surgically relevant anatomy, although they are not designed exclusively for clinicians.

Entry requirements

Graduate
A medical (MB) or dental degree (BDS) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, or a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant discipline (e.g. Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Human Biology).

All applicants must have studied human anatomy as a significant part of their undergraduate degree.

Intercalating Applicants
Intercalating medical and dental students within QUB will also be considered if they have successfully completed the third year of their course at first attempt and achieved at least an upper second class honours standard. Intercalating applicants should also ensure they have permission to intercalate from either the Director for Medical Education or Dentistry as appropriate.

An external medical or dental student wishing to intercalate must be ranked in the top half of their year cohort to have their application considered. Applicants must have passed all assessments at first attempt for the year in which they are applying.

International Students
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

English language requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
• Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
• Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Duration

1 year full-time, 3 years part-time.

Teaching times
Combination of either morning or afternoon teaching.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
This programme will support career development for trainees in many medical specialties and those from the allied health professionals undertaking continued professional development. It would also be of benefit to those wishing to engage in a career as an anatomy teacher.

Further enquiries

Postgraduate and Professional Development
Health Sciences Building School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Email: pgoffice.smdb@qub.ac.uk

Subjects taught

Introduction
Anatomy Modules:
• Applied Anatomy of the Trunk
• Applied Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Brain
• Applied Anatomy of the Limbs and Back
• Evolution of the Human Body
• Special Topics in Microscopic Anatomy
• Anatomy Project

Module options available.

Please note availability of optional modules will be dependent on interest/numbers enrolling.

Comment

Learning and teaching
Queen's University Medical School has a long tradition of excellent medical education which is constantly updated in response to developments in medical science and practice. We aim to deliver a high quality course utilising innovative teaching methods and best practice to create a supportive environment designed to enable students to achieve their personal and academic potential.

There is a combination of course classes on this course and a number of practical learning methods including; lectures, practicals, self-directed study and one-to-one training.

Clinical Anatomy highlights
Queen's is one of the few medical schools in the UK to teach students through anatomical dissection.

World Class Facilities
• Queen's is one of the few medical schools in the UK where students have access to human cadaveric teaching material in a purpose-built facility licensed by the Human Tissue Authority.

Internationally Renowned Experts
• Teaching will be based in the Centre for Biomedical Sciences Education, whose staff have won seven Queen's University Teaching Awards in recent years.

Assessment method

The assessment used will depend upon the teaching methodologies used in each module.

In general it will involve short answer/single best answer tests, practical assessments, log books and portfolio as appropriate.

Application date

Postgraduate Taught
Closing dates do apply for some of our courses, and details of these are available on our Course Finder. We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply. See application weblink below.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2018

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