DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY
Human Anatomy is a single comprehensive course with various branches such as Gross Anatomy, Developmental Anatomy (Embryology), Cytology, Histology, Histochemistry, Genetics, Neuro Anatomy etc. These do not form separate courses, hence they are taught simultaneously in an integrated manner theoretically and practically.
The course is designed to provide a comprehensive study of the functional and architectural components of the human body. This will be achieved by examining and dissecting the human body, and examination of the body using modern imaging techniques. It includes didactic lectures on the functional, applied anatomy and development of organs and tissues, and the study of the topographical anatomy of the whole human body, in part by dissection supplemented with demonstrations using pre-dissected specimens, radiographic images, anatomical cross-sections, anatomical models and videos.
At the completion of the course the student should be able to:-
(a) Identify, describe and demonstrate the essential features of the human body both at tissue, organ and system levels;
(b) Demonstrate in the living subject the position, extent and functional integrity and competence of organs and systems;
(c) Identify the position and extent of normal structures of the human body in X-rays, angiograms, tomograms, ultrasounds and other scanning techniques;
(d) Identify structure at tissue and cellular levels with the aid of different types of microscopes;
(e) State the anatomical basis of some clinical, hereditary or embryological abnormalities