"A field however fertile, cannot be fruitful without cultivation, and neither can a mind without learning"
Keeping abreast of improvements to the medical curriculum, Anatomy is now taught in a manner that makes it clinically relevant and facilitates integration with other disciplines. Subcomponents of the discipline include gross anatomy, embryology, histology and Neuroscience which are covered in a manner that not only provides sufficient scientific foundation but also makes them functionally relevant and of clinical significance. Year one medical students receive the most comprehensive exposure to Human Anatomy over two semesters through lectures, small group discussions and supervised practical classes that provide prosected cadaveric material (for study of gross anatomy) as well as microscope slides for the study of histology.The neuroscience program is now effectively integrated with gross anatomy for better correlation of structure with function. The study of clinical cases makes the study of Anatomy highly contextual. State of the art museum resources together with multimedia provide opportunities for references as well as self directed learning.
For dental students, the Anatomy course extends for 2 semesters during their first year of study. The curriculum consists of lectures, practicals, tutorials and reviews. The topics covered and practical classes are similar to those for first year medical students with some minor variations. For the gross anatomy of the limbs, pelvis and perineum the students are given only demonstrations. The anatomy of the head and neck which is of direct relevance to the practice of dentistry is covered in greater detail.
The pharmacy students in their first year of study are given knowledge of the histology and gross anatomy of the human body at a level deemed necessary to (a) help them study the action of drugs and (b) have meaningful interaction with their medical and dental colleagues.
Introductory Anatomy is also offered to (Life Science) students. The program includes lectures, practicals and discussion. Anatomy Department will be offering one essential course on the anatomical organization of the human body and several elective courses in this new B.Sc. program.
The Department also offers a broad spectrum of research projects for the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme (UROP) for medical undergraduates and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS) for Life Science students. The department has also participated actively in the Final Year Projects for Life Science Honours students. The research projects are primarily linked to areas of research expertise of staff.