This course will allow you to:
- develop a level of dissection skill that is both informed by and continues to enhance your understanding of anatomy and its variability between individuals
- take the opportunity to study developmental and comparative functional anatomy to a higher level of critical understanding
- develop a capacity for, and a habit of, using analytical and critical approaches in reading research literature as part of independent learning
- develop advanced skills of independent and collaborative learning that will support your academic work and introduce you to higher levels of clinical practice
- gain experience of learning in laboratories and clinics where internationally-recognised research and treatment are being developed
On completion of the Functional and Clinical Anatomy Masters course you will have gained:
- knowledge and understanding of the detailed functional anatomy of the body that will inform your understanding and decision making in complex clinical practice
- a knowledge of the embryological development and growth of the regions and systems of the body and their implications upon its functional anatomy important in decision making in clinical practice
- an understanding of the consequences of pathological states upon functional anatomy and the anatomical causes of pathology
- experience and understanding of methodologies and paradigms used in medical research that will enhance your ability to embark upon appropriate and significant research both within the course and in future clinical practice
These will give you the opportunity to work in clinics and laboratories where internationally recognised research and treatments are being developed.
The flexibility in choosing a dissertation project gives students the opportunity to explore an area of interest and may result in further publications or posters to improve their CV.