Intended for healthcare professionals


MSc in functional and clinical anatomy

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 06 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6528
  1. Rhys Morris, first year student,
  2. Priam Heire, second year student
  1. 1School of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  1. rm502{at}

The MSc in functional and clinical anatomy at the University of Birmingham is a part time taught course designed to help participants develop a better understanding of anatomy, particularly its clinical applications.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for clinicians at all levels who are keen to develop their knowledge of anatomy and research skills while working full time. It is applicable to trainees in a variety of specialties, such as radiology and gynaecology, as well as to surgical trainees, and it will be useful for general practitioners wanting to develop special interests.

The degree also provides a useful grounding for anyone considering an academic training job; and the opportunity to do original research for the dissertation provides a superb foundation for further postgraduate courses such as an MD or PhD. As it is part time, the course is suitable for people training or working outside the West Midlands.

What does it involve?

The programme runs for two academic years, …

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