Taught course

Human Anatomy

University of Glasgow · School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

Entry requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent.

Applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Anatomy will be considered on an individual basis, with particular emphasis on a demonstrable interest in human anatomy.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

A new unique programme offering comprehensive training in all human anatomy, including legislation relevant to working in a human anatomy laboratory, cadaveric dissection techniques and typical laboratory practices.

The aim is to ensure you gain valuable understanding and a range of skills encompassing anatomical legislation, human anatomy, cadaveric dissection techniques and typical laboratory practices.

Study in one of the busiest human anatomy laboratories in Europe where we admit approximately 100 donors each year. This provides us with a very unique and privileged way to teach and research in the field of human anatomy.

Gain access to a large number of prosected (professionally dissected) anatomical specimens.

Access the recently refurbished teaching and research laboratories within the Thomson Building.

Study in facilities which house our Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC) - a unique partnership between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow.

Experience working in our recently modernised and refurbished laboratories including a large dissection room, histology teaching laboratory, histology preparation library.

Tutorial and lecture facilities have been updated with modern audio-visual equipment, all with internet access.

Be taught by clinical anatomists active in research, including those specialising in pedagogical techniques related to anatomy and anatomical education.

Train with postgraduate demonstrating staff that have either anatomical or anatomical and medical visualisation training.

Network with clinicians, paramedical and allied health professionals, scientists and industry specialists.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    5 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions