Anatomy (Intercalated) BMSc (Hons)

School of Medicine

Deepen your understanding of the human body and develop hands-on dissection skills with soft-fix Thiel-embalmed cadavers

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
1 year
Dundee City Campus

Studying medicine gives you a clear path to becoming a doctor, but what if you’d like the opportunity to study a specific topic in more detail or explore a more lab-based or theoretical area of medicine? This is where an intercalated degree could be of benefit.

With an intercalated degree you can spend a year studying a topic of interest. This allows you to:

  • become more informed about different options for your career post-graduation
  • gain new transferable skills, including research skills
  • get a deeper insight into a subject area that interests you

This intercalated degree will see you gain an in-depth understanding of the human body through dissection of Thiel-embalmed cadavers at our Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). These cadavers are soft-fix, which means they retain real-to-life qualities, including realistic colour, tissue quality and flexibility, and you'll develop a range of skills through your work with them - including hands-on skills which will be useful if you are considering pursuing a career in surgery post-graduation.

You'll learn to discuss detailed anatomy of the human body, identify and integrate anatomical structure with function, carry out effective dissection, and find, interpret and evaluate scientific evidence and arguments, communicating these effectively.

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