Anatomy - Course Work

During the first year of the Anatomy Graduate Program, incoming students take all a majority of the required anatomical courses including Human Gross Anatomy, Human Embryology, Human Microscopic Anatomy, and Human Neuroanatomy. During the second year, students take 2 of 3 of the requisite core curriculum that was put in place in 2007 for all graduate students. Electives can be chosen in the second semester of the first and second year to augment the curriculum. Upper class anatomy students have a unique opportunity to be involved in the teaching of anatomy to medical students. In addition, students are engaged in various research courses such as colloquium during their process of selecting laboratories or performing thesis research.

The following is a list of courses required for the completion of a Masters of Science or Ph.D. in Anatomy. Courses are listed by year and semester.

 Required Anatomy courses (15 credits) for both Master’s and PhD students include:

ANAT 503 (Gross Human Anatomy), ANAT 512 (Human Embryology), ANAT 505  (Microscopic Anatomy I), ANAT 506 (Microscopic Anatomy II) and NEURO 511 (Human Neurobiology). Master’s candidates are also required to take BMS 502 and BMS 501 in the second year. Ph.D. candidates are required to take in addition to the above courses: BMS 502 (Cell and Systems Biology) and BMS 501 (Regulation of Cellular and Systemic Energy Metabolism), and 2 courses required by the Graduate School: BMS 591 (Research Ethics – 1 credit), and a 3 credit statistics course.