Taught course

Clinical Anatomy with Education

University of Liverpool · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2.1 degree in a subject with a substantive anatomical component (e.g., BSc Anatomy) or a relevant preclinical or clinical degree (e.g., MBChB). Candidates from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate an ability of English Language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with no band less than 6).

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time M-level programme is aimed at individuals from an anatomical or clinical background who have or are seeking a role with educational delivery or educational leadership responsibilities.

The course consists of three M-level anatomy modules, newly developed for this programme. In the first stage, learners will take HARC701 Principles of Human Anatomy and HARC702 Anatomical Education. The former is an exploration of the relationship between structure and function, and the key anatomy involved in different body systems. Alongside this, a dedicated educational module will review modern educational practices in the design and delivery of anatomical curricula.

In stage two, knowledge and skills are enhanced and contextualised through HARC703 Clinically Applied Anatomy. This module highlights the clinical relevance and application of anatomy through selected examples. Assessments across all modules will involve the development of a coordinated anatomical and communication skillset. Collectively, the programme aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to design and deliver clinically relevant anatomical learning experiences.

The course is delivered through a blended approach of online and on-campus learning. Each semester consists of 11 online weeks and 1 compulsory on-campus week. Online learning involves a mixture of asynchronous lectures, self-directed study and synchronous online seminars. Synchronous seminars are timetabled with advanced notice at a regular, fixed weekly timeslot. Learning is guided by a mixture of expert anatomists, researchers and clinicians. On-campus weeks take place in the Human Anatomy Resource Centre at the University of Liverpool. Activities involve hands-on practical sessions with human cadaveric tissue, workshops, presentations and assessment.

Information for international students

Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English language qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liverpool.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Neil Thomas