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    Description

    Why study Anatomical Sciences at Dundee?

    The award-winning staff in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) are amongst the most experienced in the UK in the fields of human identification, forensic anthropology, craniofacial identification and the study of the human body. The core remit of the Centre is the study of anatomy and staff deliver high quality anatomy teaching at all levels, via whole body dissection which allows students to develop a sound knowledge of the human body.

    The Centre was awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in November 2013. Presented in recognition of 'world class excellence', the Queens Anniversary Prizes are among the most highly-regarded awards for the UKs universities and colleges.

    Anatomy at Dundee was ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology by the Times Good University Guide 2013.

    What is Anatomy?

    Anatomy is the study of the structure of the body and the relationship of organs and tissues at a gross (whole organ) and microscopic level (histology).

    It forms the basis of studies in physiology, biochemistry and related biomedical sciences. Sub-disciplines of anatomy include: developmental biology (embryology), neuroanatomy, osteology (bones) and cell biology.

    Studying anatomy at Dundee was fascinating, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable.

    Adam Young, BSc (Hons) Anatomical Sciences

    Practical Experience

    A major feature of our degree programmes is the emphasis on hands-on practical human anatomy. We are continuously striving to improve our teaching and have been active in developing teaching software to help deliver both lecture and practical material.

    "As a student of anatomical sciences, I felt it was especially useful to have hands on experience in the anatomy labs, which many other universities don't offer."

    Final year student comment from the National Student Survey

    Careers

    As a graduate in anatomical sciences you will have an excellent grounding for a career in, or further training for, biomedicine and related fields including clinical laboratory medicine and forensic science.

    Many of you will contribute to a better understanding of the basis of human disease, taking higher degrees and then going on to careers in biomedical research. You will also be welcomed into applied research and development in the biotechnology industries. Some of you will go on to teach in schools and universities.

    We also have a good record of postgraduate entry to medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy.

    A broad spectrum of employment is available to graduates in any discipline and your training in communication and transferable skills will be recognised and valued by a wide range of employers.

    Learn more from the Anatomical Society website

    UCAS Code: B110

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee

    The fees you pay will, in most cases, depend on your current country of residence.

    The fee shown is annual, and may be subject to an increase each year.

    Fee category

    Fees for students starting September 2015

    Scottish students

    £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2014 entry). Fees for September 2015 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2015.

    Rest of UK students

    £9,000 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.

    EU students

    £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2014 entry). Fees for September 2015 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2015.

    Overseas students (non-EU)

    £15,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.

    Not specified Start date September 2015 Course starts in September Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    How you will be taught

    We use a variety of teaching methods, with lectures and practicals forming the core. In addition, we use workshops, tutorials, computer-aided learning, and field excursions, as appropriate to each module.

    What you will study: Levels 1 and 2

    Our programme in Anatomical Sciences shares common core modules in Levels 1 and 2 from the College of Life Sciences. From Level 3 onwards you will follow specialised modules for BSc Anatomical Sciences within the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). The Level 1 and 2 curriculum provides a general introduction to the life sciences through an integrated programme of lectures, tutorials, practical work and field excursions.

    Please refer to the Biological/Biomedical Sciences degree structure and overview webpage for details of the common curriculum in Levels 1 and 2.

    Level 3

    At Level 3 you will study the following aspects of anatomy:

    • The specialised structure and function of different cells, tissues and organs of the human body.
    • The molecular switches that control this diversity as an embryo develops from a single cell.

    Practical human anatomy is a substantial component of the Level 3 programme.

    You can combine the study of human anatomy with physiological sciences in an Anatomical & Physiological Sciences degree.

    Summer work placements

    Many students take advantage of opportunities for summer work placements, normally between Levels 3 and 4, which are available as externally-funded competitive placements, or as voluntary laboratory work.

    Level 4

    Your studies at Level 4 will be at the level of current research in your chosen subject area.

    Advanced study of topics in anatomical sciences currently include:

    • cell and developmental biology
    • genetics
    • cancer research
    • functional and applied anatomy
    • cytoskeletal function
    • cellular signalling
    • human reproduction
    • the cell division cycle
    • protein targeting and secretion
    • molecular oncology
    • biomedical imaging
    • functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system
    • neuroanatomy

    Your studies will involve extensive use of scientific literature and the opportunity to attend a regular programme of seminars given by invited speakers from Britain and abroad.

    • Research project - several formats are available including laboratory-based research under the supervision of a leading scientist, computer modelling, multimedia teaching packages, literature and electronic database review.
    Integrated Masters (Level 5) - optional

    If you are interested in continuing your study into a fifth year, please refer to the Biological/Biomedical Sciences degree structure and overview webpage for details of the integrated Masters level.

    How you will be assessed

    All modules are assessed by a combination of in-course and end-of-course procedures. Regular in-course assessments (e.g. practical reports, computer-based exercises, essays and data processing exercises) provide feedback on your progress and help you prepare for end-of-module examinations.

    On-line assignments are used extensively at Levels 1 and 2, with access via a PC on or off campus. Peer assessment operates in many team projects.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Requirements

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    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Dundee.

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