Faculty of Health Sciences

MSc in Clinical Anatomy and Education

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Full time Part time
MSc 1 year 2-3 years

About the course

The MSc in Clinical Anatomy and education is designed to provide advanced training in clinically applied human anatomy. The programme is built around core dissection-based modules and offers you the opportunity to conduct whole body dissection in a newly developed Thiel embalmed and plastination facility. 

You can tailor the programme to suit your individual interests and will learn from expert tutors as well as experienced clinicians. This programme is designed especially for intercalated medical students, anatomy teachers, trainee surgeons, physiotherapists, sports scientists and other health professionals.

In addition to developing advanced anatomical skills and knowledge, this programme provides a comprehensive professional education that focuses on developing teachers and researchers of anatomy. You will be trained in pedagogical techniques that will allow you to teach anatomy to students and health care professionals.

Where you'll study

All core modules are delivered at the University of Hull. Some electives are available online or at the University of York.

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Fees and funding

For information on fees and funding, please see the Hull York Medical School website.

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

What you'll study

This programme offers a mix of core and elective modules, giving you the opportunity to develop fundamental anatomical knowledge whilst also allowing you to specialise in specific topics suited to your professional interests. Due to the education element of this programme, two of your electives should be education modules.

Core modules include:

  • Clinical anatomy of the limbs and spine
  • Clinical anatomy of the trunk
  • Clinical anatomy of the head, neck and brain
  • Research Project/Dissertation

Education Electives:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education

Research Electives:

  • Research Methods & Statistics module
  • Research Approaches in Health Professions Education module

Anatomy Electives:

  • Tissues of the Body
  • Hard Tissue Biology
  • Human Evolutionary Anatomy 

With a mock operating theatre and intensive care unit, our new £28-million Health Campus boasts some of the UK’s most advanced medical training facilities.

Find out more

Medicine here is studied at Hull York Medical School – a partnership between the universities of Hull and York – providing world-class research and cutting-edge training.

Graduates leave with the knowledge and skills to think independently and critically, and to meet challenges posed by their future careers as practising health professionals.

Investment in our new Health Campus is increasing the University’s capacity to deliver life-changing research.

Entry requirements

Applicants to the MSc in Clinical Anatomy / Clinical Anatomy with Education must have previous training in human or mammalian biology. (e.g. graduates from medical, biomedical, anatomical science, veterinary medicine, and zoology backgrounds).

Intercalating students must have successfully completed of a minimum of three years of an MB BS or comparable medical qualification.

Future prospects

This programme will enable you to develop advanced anatomical skills and knowledge through the application of topographical, biomechanical and educational knowledge to translate the experience of handling cadaveric anatomy to the functional anatomy of the living person.

You will learn to critically appraise and reflectively apply advanced anatomical acumen to inform clinical decision making. The programme will develop your knowledge and skills to undertake and deliver high quality research in clinical anatomy and related disciplines.

This MSc also prepares you for further study at PhD level. Staff in the Hull York Medical School have a wide range of expertise meaning they can support a variety of research topics.