Undergraduate Programs



The Basic Sciences Stream (BScS) for Medical Undergraduates

 In Anatomy the basic structure of the human body is studied.

·         Gross Anatomy          - Learning the naked eye arrangement of tissues in relation to their functions.

·         Microscopic Anatomy - Study of the microscopic arrangement of tissues in relation to their functions.

·         Embryology               - Learning the processes of development of a human from fertilization to birth.

·         Neuroanatomy           - study of the structural organization of the nervous system.

·         Genetics                    - Study of the basic concepts in genetics.


The methods of teaching include lectures, tutorials, gross anatomy and neuroanatomy dissections, visits to the Anatomy Resource Centre and microscopic anatomy practicals.

Students are evaluated at the end of each term. The assessments consist of Multiple Choice Questions[MCQs], Structured Essay Questions[SEQs] and an Objectively Structured Practical Examination[OSPE]. The main examination is held at the end of the third term. This includes an MCQ paper, an SEQ paper and a Viva Voce examination. Distinctions and a Gold Medal are awarded at the end of this examination.


Applied Sciences Stream and Professorial Appointments for Medical Undergraduates

The BScS course is followed by 14 modules and the professorial appointments in the final year. The Department of Anatomy plays a significant role in the planning and teaching activities of these modules as well as in the Clinical Anatomy component of the Surgery professorial appointment. These activities include lectures, problem based learning sessions, fixed learning modules and seminars.

Paramedical Teaching Programs

The department participates in the teaching of Anatomy for the following paramedical teaching programs: Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Pharmacy and ECG Technology.