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Clinical Anatomy (MSc)

MSc|Postgraduate Taught

Clinical Anatomy

Entry year
2023
Entry requirements
Medical or Dental degree
Duration
1 year (Full Time)
Places available
30 (Full Time)

This MSc in Clinical Anatomy aims to provide students with a greater understanding of advanced human anatomy including appropriate radiological anatomy, microscopic anatomy and embryology.

The modules presented emphasise clinically and surgically relevant anatomy, although they are not designed exclusively for clinicians.

Please note a deposit will be required to secure a place.

Clinical Anatomy highlights

Queen's is one of the few medical schools in the UK where students have access to human cadaveric teaching material in a purpose-built facility licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

World Class Facilities

  • Queen's is one of the few medical schools in the UK where students have access to human cadaveric teaching material in a purpose-built facility licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

Internationally Renowned Experts

  • Teaching will be based in the Centre for Biomedical Sciences Education, whose staff have won a number of Queen's University Teaching Awards in recent years.

Course Structure

Students undertake three taught modules (120 CATS) and the Anatomy Project module (60 CATS).

The MSc is awarded to students who successfully complete 120 CATS of taught modules and the Anatomy Project (60 CATS).

A Diploma exit qualification is available for those students who have successfully completed 120 CAT points of taught modules.

A Certificate exit qualification is available for those students who have successfully completed 60 CAT points of taught modules.

IntroductionAnatomy Modules:

Applied Anatomy of the Trunk

This module will cover theoretical and practical aspects of applied clinical anatomy of the regions of the regions of the trunk including thorax, abdomen and pelvis by the study of relevant human embalmed specimens and their radiology.

Applied Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Brain

This module will cover the applied/clinically relevant anatomy of the head and neck region, including the central nervous system and cranial nerves, by the study of human embalmed material and relevant radiology/imagery.

Applied Anatomy of the Limbs and Back

This module will cover the detailed anatomy of the upper and lower limbs and the back through the study of a range of human cadaveric specimens. Particular emphasis will be made on functional and clinical anatomy.

Anatomy Project

This module comprises a student-led piece of research/scholarly activity in the general field of anatomy, overseen by an academic supervisor. The research may be on any aspect of anatomical science including gross, microscopical, radiological, comparative or archaeological anatomy or any combination thereof.
This was a thorough and in-depth look at Anatomy.

Alexandra Mawhinney, Former student

People teaching you

SMDB
pgoffice.smdb@qub.ac.uk

Teaching Times

Afternoon teaching.

Career Prospects

Introduction
This programme will support career development for trainees in many medical specialties and those from the allied health professionals undertaking continued professional development. It would also be of benefit to those wishing to engage in a career as an anatomy teacher.

Learning and Teaching

Learning opportunities associated with this course are outlined below:

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Queen's University Medical School has a long tradition of excellent medical education which is constantly updated in response to developments in medical science and practice. We aim to deliver a high quality course utilising innovative teaching methods and best practice to create a supportive environment designed to enable students to achieve their personal and academic potential.

There is a combination of classes on this course and a number of practical learning methods including; lectures, practicals, self-directed study and one-to-one training.

Assessment

Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

Formats of assessment include: written reports, specimen analyses, oral and poster presentations, practical examinations.

Modules

The information below is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study. Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

  • Year 1

    Core Modules

    Anatomy Project (60 credits)

Entrance requirements

Graduate
A medical or dental degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, or a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant discipline (e.g. Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Human Biology), provided that all applicants have studied human anatomy as a significant part of their undergraduate degree.

Intercalating Medical and Dental Applicants

i) QUB

Intercalating medical and dental students within QUB will be considered if they have successfully completed the third year of their course at first attempt and achieved at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree standard. Intercalating applicants should also ensure they have permission to intercalate from either the Director of Medical Education or Dentistry as appropriate.

ii) External

An external medical or dental student wishing to intercalate must have successfully completed all assessments at first attempt for the year in which they are applying. External intercalating applicants should also ensure they have the permission of the Head of Undergraduate Medical/Dental Education or equivalent from their home University.

iii) International

• Applicants who are currently studying an overseas Medical (e.g. MBBS or MbChB) or Dental degree at a recognised institution acceptable to the University, may apply.

• Applicants must have passed all assessments at first attempt for the year in which they are applying, normally 3rd year for those completing a 5 year programme or 4th year for those completing a 6 year programme.

• Applicants may be required to provide details of the medical or dental curriculum they are studying in order to confirm compatibility.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 31st July 2023 for courses which commence in late September.  In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal.  Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page.#

Please note: A deposit will be required to secure a place on this course.

International Students

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English Language Requirements

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

  • Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

Career Prospects

Introduction
This programme will support career development for trainees in many medical specialties and those from the allied health professionals undertaking continued professional development. It would also be of benefit to those wishing to engage in a career as an anatomy teacher.

Additional Awards Gained(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

Prizes and Awards(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

Graduate plus award for extra-curricular skills

In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Graduate Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.

Tuition Fees

Northern Ireland (NI) 1 £8,360
Republic of Ireland (ROI) 2 £8,360
England, Scotland or Wales (GB) 1 £8,360
EU Other 3 £23,150
International £23,150

1 EU citizens in the EU Settlement Scheme, with settled status, will be charged the NI or GB tuition fee based on where they are ordinarily resident. Students who are ROI nationals resident in GB will be charged the GB fee.

2 EU students who are ROI nationals resident in ROI are eligible for NI tuition fees.

3 EU Other students (excludes Republic of Ireland nationals living in GB, NI or ROI) are charged tuition fees in line with international fees.

All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2023-24, and relate to a single year of study unless stated otherwise. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

More information on postgraduate tuition fees.

Additional course costs

All Students

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.

Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.

Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.

If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.

Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.

There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Clinical Anatomy costs

There are no specific additional course costs associated with this programme.

How do I fund my study?

The Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,609 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

More information on funding options and financial assistance.

International Scholarships

Information on scholarships for international students, is available at www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships.

How to Apply

Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

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When to Apply

The deadline for applications is normally 30th June 2021. In the event that any programme receives a high volume of applications, the university reserves the right to close the application portal earlier than 30th June deadline. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Entry Portal (DAP) against the programme application page.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.
Queen's University Belfast Terms and Conditions.


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