Taught course

Human Anatomy and Education

University of Sheffield · Department of Biomedical Science

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Understanding human anatomy is integral to a wide range of clinical and scientific disciplines including medicine, dentistry, archaeology, forensic science and bioengineering.
A reduction in the number of universities nationally and internationally offering training in human anatomy has led to a shortfall in those qualified to work in the fields associated with the discipline.
This course offers the opportunity not only to develop an in-depth understanding of anatomy through cadaveric dissection but also extensive training to become an accredited anatomy teacher.

Core modules

  • Anatomy of the Head and Neck
  • Anatomy of the Trunk and Limbs
  • Action Research Project: Scholarship in Learning and Teaching
  • Students and the Learning Environment
  • Curriculum and Programme Development

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is student-focused and research-led. We encourage you to take responsibility for your own professional development, learning to analyse your own subject knowledge, reflect on teaching and consider how to make improvements.

Much of the course is taught through small-group tutorials, one-to-one supervision and peer observation. We regularly provide you with formative and summative feedback to promote self-reflection and progression through the course.

Assessment is a combination of written project work, teaching observations by staff and practical examinations.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Katherine Linehan
+44 (0)114 222 2319