This course of study primarily is designed for those who wish to continue their professional careers as teachers of clinical anatomy or who will incorporate a significant amount of clinical anatomy teaching into their academic careers. It is also appropriate for those who later intend to pursue further graduate study, to study medicine, or another health care profession.
The program is offered in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the collaborating departments of Radiology, Surgery, and Pathology.
The program curriculum includes human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy, pathology, surgery, radiology, and embryology as related to clinical practice. Students will have opportunities to dissect the entire body, to attend autopsies and surgeries, and to participate in case-based discussions of regional anatomy. A portion of the curriculm will also be devoted to lecture techniques, clinical correlations, computer aided instruction, and to the proper and safe preparation and use of preserved and fresh tissue for anatomical demonstration.
During the second year of the programs students will have opportunities to TA for the first year medical students and other healthcare students within various professional schools.
Students must begin the program in August with the study of human gross anatomy. The program of study lasts 18 months including the summer session of the first year. Students will graduate with a Master's Degree in Clinical Anatomy in December.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission