MSc
2021 start

Human Anatomy with Education

School of Biosciences, Faculty of Science

Develop an in-depth understanding of anatomy through cadaveric dissection and the extensive training you need to become an accredited anatomy teacher.
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Course description

Understanding human anatomy is integral to a wide range of clinical and scientific disciplines including medicine, dentistry, archaeology, forensic science and bioengineering. A reduction in the number of universities nationally and internationally offering training in human anatomy has led to a shortfall in those qualified to work in the fields associated with the discipline. 

Intercalation

We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.

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Accreditation

This course is accredited by Advance HE. Successful completion of the course will result in the participant being awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Modules

Core modules:

Anatomy of the Trunk and Limbs

This module affords the opportunity to gain detailed topographical knowledge of the anatomy of the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, upper and lower limb. Through gross cadaveric dissection, supported by small group tutorials and seminars, students devlop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between anatomical structure and function. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their subject knowledge and laboratory based exams as well as teaching anatomy to the undergraduate students within the department.

45 credits
Students and the Learning Environment

This module supports participants to develop the skills and confidence to become a credible, authentic and collegiate teacher. Participants attend a transdisciplinary Workshop Week engaging in peer supported learning, collegiate observation and feedback, critical reflection on practice and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. A range of strategies, methods, tools and working practices are introduced through experiential learning that participants then explore and experiment with in their own learning and teaching context.

15 credits
Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Brain

This module is taught from a functional perspective with emphasis on the correlation between anatomical structures and their purpose within the body. Through gross cadaveric dissection, seminars and tutorials, students learn detailed topographical anatomy of the head, neck and brain. Once acquired, students have the opportunity to share their knowledge and understanding of anatomy by teaching the undergraduate students in the department.

45 credits
Curriculum and Programme Development

This module focuses on curriculum design. Participants attend a series of half day workshops engaging in peer supported learning and collegial dialogue to explore key themes in Higher Education, the development of programmes, module design and relationship to the programme, assessment and feedback. These themes build on those explored in the previous module (Students and the Learning Environment), which focussed on the individual’s immediate sphere of practice with their learners.

15 credits
Action Research Project: Scholarship in Learning and Teaching

This module enables students to complete a significant piece of independent scholarship with a tangible output which may contribute to the learning and teaching agenda within their department or faculty. Individuals identify an area of teaching and learning that intrigues, interests or excites them that they might wish to critically engage with to explore and develop into a suitable project. Findings and conclusions from this in-depth research and scholarship will be assessed via both a written dissertation and at a 'showcase' event where students disseminate their findings to peers.

60 credits

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

Throughout your degree, you’ll be taught through lectures, practical sessions, lab placements, tutorials and seminars. In small group teaching classes you’ll discuss, debate and present on scientific and ethical topics. The biggest part of the course will be your individual research project, working alongside professional scientists.

Our teaching covers ethics, practical scientific skills and an overview of the current literature. You’ll also develop useful career skills such as presentation, communication and time management.

Assessment

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments, debates, poster presentations and a dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject.

We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Pre-Masters programmes

If you're an international student and don’t meet our entry requirements, we offer a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering programme through the University of Sheffield International College. The programme develops your knowledge of your chosen subject, introduces you to vital study skills and provides additional support to reach the English language level for the course, should you need it.

Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Our student protection plan

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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