Course image Health Research

This course is designed to enable students to develop critical evaluation skills in a practice rather than academic context. This module provides students with an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods and to the types of skills necessary for the planning, data gathering and dissemination stages of health-related research. The development of research capacity is also expected to equip the health professionals with knowledge and skills to practice evidence based medicine and evidence based decision-making in health care policy-making and management and public health interventions implementation.

The program will stress upon hands-on training to develop knowledge and skills for research problems identification and prioritization, preparation of research project proposals and protocols, searching for literature, preparation of research plans and budgets, research reports and publications writing and reviewing of research proposals and publications.  The program constantly challenges the students to enhance their learning and skills by giving the regular assignments and encouraging guide self-learning. The assignments are specifically aimed at developing writing skills and critical appraisal of published literature. Students are encouraged to learn to systematically develop research questions, identify and apply most appropriate research design ,review research literature, critically evaluate evidence, and apply a range of research approaches relevant to health services and clinical problems.

Course image Neurobiology

This course comprises a vast, multidisciplinary field aimed at understanding normal and pathological working of the nervous system. It is this multidisciplinary character that makes neurobiology so very interesting and challenging. To be able to plan experiments, collect, interpret and analyse data in this field and to get an idea of how the nervous system really functions, you need to know how to combine information from the different disciplines of anatomy and physiology.

Course image Viscerology

By the end of the course, the graduate of MPhil Anatomy must have acquired a reasonable working knowledge of the fundamental components of the human viscera and functional anatomy of the various viscera of the human body. Also to critically analyse research articles and develop a literature review and discuss the research based recent advances in the relevant field.

Course image Microscopic anatomy and microtechniques

This course will comprise of Microscopic anatomy of human body; with emphasis on relationships between structure and function of tissues and organs. Also some fundamental techniques and instrumentation will be taught and learned along with emphasis on principles underlying preparation of material for histological, histo-chemical and ultra-structural examination and interpretation of results.

Course image Developmental anatomy

This course will introduce embryological development as a major topic within medical sciences. Students completing this course will have a broad understanding of: human development, some animal models of development and current related research topics. It will enable students to explore and gain further understanding of embryology both early and systematic through the investigation of development in both humans and animal models. This course will enable students to broadly understand abnormalities in development and current applications to medical research. Within the Anatomy program it introduces the developmental origin of organs and tissues as a cornerstone for later study of topics such as Visceral or Functional Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Cell Biology, Microscopy in Research.

Course image Musculoskeletal Anatomy

  1. This course is designed for students to understand and interpret the gross structure of various parts of the upper and lower limbs and head neck and apply the knowledge to solve clinical problems related to Anatomy. Further to corelate the functional characteristics of different limb structures by studying the recent advances in the relevant field.

Course image Forensic Anatomy

The objectives of this course are to appreciate the biological nature of humans and to appreciate the biological variability of humans. Our evolutionary origins are discussed as well as the place of humans in nature. Students will learn skills in anthropometric examination and in skeletal identification for forensic and archaeological purposes. Aspects of Biological Anthropology such as dental anthropology and paleopathology will also be presented. Students will be required to complete a research project and actively participate in seminars and discussion sessions. Lecture topics include: the place of humans in nature, hominid evolution and its mechanisms, recent human evolution and human evolutionary future, modern human biological variation, primatology, human population dynamics and ecology, human physical growth and development, osteology and forensic applications of anthropology

Course image Functional anatomy

This course deals with the study of muscles, as they are involved in the science of human movement. Since muscles attach to bones through tendons, both skeletal and muscular structures are involved. It is assumed that the student has already completed a basic human anatomy course. At the completion of this course the student should be able to

·         Identify on a human skeleton and/or a living subject the most important bones and bony features for the major joints of the body,

·        List and organize the muscles that produce the primary movements for all the major joints of the body

·         Analyze basic movements in terms of muscle actions. Information will also be presented on how to strengthen and stretch most of these muscles.