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Why Choose Clinical Anatomy for Intercalation?

Find out what the MSc Clinical Anatomy can offer intercalating medical and dental students, including enhanced anatomical knowledge through anatomy by dissection.

Clinical Anatomy is an excellent choice for your intercalated year. Why?

Human anatomy is a core component of undergraduate medical degree programmes, as well as programmes allied to medicine such as radiography and physiotherapy.

However, the relative amount of anatomy taught on these programmes is considerably less than in years gone by, and there are limited opportunities across the UK (and further afield) for medical and dental students to gain an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy beyond their core programmes.

Edinburgh Medical School has  established this programme not only to directly address this deficiency, but also to offer an opportunity for graduate entry intercalating medical and dental students to significantly enhance their clinically-relevant anatomical knowledge and research skills.

What will I learn?

Medical students studying Clinical Anatomy

There are three main aims of the MSc Clinical Anatomy programme, providing you with:

  • the opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of clinically-related human anatomy by dissection
  • a comprehensive understanding of the anatomical basis of clinical subjects, including surgery, radiology and histology
  • experience of undertaking a cutting-edge anatomically/clinically-related research project


The programme’s principal educational and clinical aims are specifically to give you a thorough knowledge in all aspects of anatomy, including:

  • gross anatomy
  • embryology
  • neuroanatomy
  • anatomical imaging


You will also gain knowledge in related clinical subjects including radiology, histology and surgery.

By the end of the programme, you will be competent enough in these areas to actually teach them to other medical students and students in professions allied to medicine.


Why Edinburgh? 

The video below features students discussing their experience of studying anatomy at the University of Edinburgh.

Video: MSc Clinical Anatomy
Masters in Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh.


How to Apply

Interested? Please click on the link below to start your application for the MSc Clinical Anatomy. 

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