This programme combines the core modules from the MSc in Clinical Anatomy programme with our Higher Education Academy-accredited MSc in Health Professions Education programme.
This programme offers you the opportunity to conduct whole-body dissection, and in doing so develop a deep understanding of the complex nature of the whole of the human body and how that relates to your clinical practice.
You will gain the unique experience of working with a range of cadaveric material preserved using Thiel, Formalin and plastination embalming techniques. In particular, dissection using Thiel-embalmed cadavers offers the benefit of viewing material which is as close to living tissue as possible.
You will have the opportunity to learn from experts at the forefront of new developments in clinical anatomy, who create a dynamic and supportive learning environment as part of a diverse and welcoming community. As well as learning from their expertise, you will be challenged to think differently and learn skills to become a self-directed learner as you continue to develop your anatomy knowledge throughout your career.
The MSc features guest seminars from visiting surgeons and consultants, who will bring patient cases to share with you, so you can apply your knowledge to a clinical setting. These experts come from a range of specialities and include plastic, cardiothoracic and orthopaedic surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists and emergency medicine doctors.
This programme also provides a comprehensive professional education that focuses on developing teachers and researchers of anatomy. You can choose from a range of education electives, where you will study alongside students on the MSc in Health Professions Education programme. You will have the opportunity to conduct a high-quality educational research project, supported by experts in medical education.
By undertaking the MSc in Clinical Anatomy and Education, you will have the ability to put your educational training into practice with the opportunity to teach anatomy on our undergraduate Medicine programme. This experience will prepare you to teach anatomy in a medical environment, whether or not you come from a clinical background. Moreover, you will leave the programme with enough teaching experience to successfully become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and gain the right to use the post-nominal letters AFHEA.