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Coursework Requirements

The required courses comprising the Anatomical Sciences Core Curriculum (ASCC) offered by the Department of Anatomy represent 19 credit hours. The student must earn a grade of “B or better” in the gross anatomy, histology, neuroanatomy, and embryology courses. Should a minimum grade of “B” not be achieved, the student may repeat the course once to earn a “B or better” grade. An ASCC course may not be taken more than twice; a second unsatisfactory performance makes the student ineligible for the Master of Science in Applied Anatomy degree. [Credits of a repeated course do not contribute to the 30 credit hour minimum although they are included in the GPA calculation.]

Anatomical Sciences Core Curriculum:
ANAT 411 Human Gross Anatomy 6 Credits
ANAT 412 / 413 Histology and Ultrastructure / Lab 6 Credits
ANAT 414 Neurological Anatomy / Lab 4 Credits
ANAT 491 Embryology 3 Credits
MS = 19 total required hours of 'defined' coursework. 

Plan A (thesis-based MS) students must participate in journal clubs related to their respective laboratories to enhance their research experience.

Anatomical Sciences Course Schedule Year 1 & 2 - FALL     
 FALL Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri 
1:00          
1:30  

Neuroanatomy

414

Year 2

 

Neuroanatomy

414

Year 2

 
2:00       
2:30

Histology

412

Year 1

Histology

412

Year 1

Histology

412

Year 1

3:00  

&

Lab

Year 2

3:30    
4:00     
4:30

&

Lab

413

Year 1

 

&

Lab

413

Year 1

 

&

Lab

413

Year 1

5:00     
5:30    

 

Anatomical Sciences Course Schedule Year 1 & 2 - SPRING 
SPRING Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1:00

Gross

Anatomy

411

&

Lab

Year 1

 

Gross

Anatomy

411

&

Lab

Year 1

 

Gross

Anatomy

411

&

Lab

Year 1

1:30    
2:00    
2:30    
3:00    
3:30

Embryology

491

Year 2

Embryology

491

Year 2

4:00
4:30
5:00          
5:30          

 

A minimum of one Surgical Anatomy course (4 credits) elective is required of medical students seeking the joint MD/MS degree. One required for the joint MD/MS in addition to ASCC:

Surgical Anatomy Courses
ANAT 515 Surgical Anatomy: Musculoskeletal & Orthopedics 4 Credits, 4th Yr
ANAT 516 Surgical Anatomy: Head & Neck 4 Credits, 4th Yr
MD/MS = 23 total required hours of 'defined' coursework

Pre-approved Elective Courses

A minimum of 11 credit hours in elective coursework at the graduate level must be completed. Elective courses can be graduate courses, including research coursework, selected from such areas as anatomy, biological anthropology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, neurosciences and physiology. Other courses must be approved by the academic advisor or the Graduate Executive Committee.

Medical students pursuing the joint MD/MS degrees must complete elective graduate coursework contributing 7 credit hours in addition to the minimum 4 credits of Surgical Anatomy course requirement; additional Surgical Anatomy courses count toward these elective credits.

Thesis-based Master of Science degrees (Plan A) requires a minimum of 6 credit hours ANAT 651: Thesis: Master of Science as part of the elective coursework. Research and independent study experiences earned in ANAT 499: Independent Study and ANAT 503: Readings and Discussions also contribute to the elective requirements.

The graduate, graded courses listed below are 'pre-approved' as electives for the Master of Science in Applied Anatomy degree. All others must be approved prior to enrollment by the student's academic advisor as a representative of the Graduate Executive Committee.

[Enrollment in individual courses may require 'Permission of Instructor'.] 

Elective Courses
ANAT 445 Mammal Diversity & Evolution
ANAT 467 Evolutionary Biology: Principles of Evolutionary Medicine
ANAT 475 Human Evolution: Fossil Evidence
ANAT 477 Human Osteology
ANAT 520 Radiological Anatomy
ANAT 560 Applied Neuroanatomy
BIOC 407 General Biochemistry
BIOC 408 Molecular Biology: Genes & Genetic Engineering
PATH 416 Fundamental Immunology
BIOL / ANAT 462 Advanced Principles of Developmental Biology
PATH 510 Basic Pathological Mechanisms
PATH / ANAT 523 Histopathology of Organ Systems
PHRM 409 Principles of Pharmacology
PHOL 480 Physiology of Organ Systems
ANAT 499 Independent Study - laboratory-based research
ANAT 503 Readings & Discussions - special projects
ANAT 611 Practicum in Human Gross Anatomy
ANAT 612 Practicum in Histology & Ultrastructure
ANAT 614 Practicum in Neurological Anatomy