Department of Anatomy
As a basic medical science, anatomy is an essential foundation to the study of medicine. The human body is made up of a number of organs and systems that have their own unique function yet interact with one another to make up the machinery of a complex living individual. Anatomy is the study of body structure. It is an extensive field of study that has various subdivisions and specialties. Macroscopic anatomy deals with morphological features of organs and systems, their arrangement within the body and their functions, with emphasis on their relevance to clinical medicine. It includes three dimensional Anatomy together with its application in diagnostic and visual imaging procedures.
Microscopic anatomy is a study of the organs and systems at cellular and subcellular levels and their functions in health and disease. The intricate process of human prenatal development – embryology is essential not only to learn about the normal process of development, but as a basis of understanding the various congenital defects that may occur. The course in human genetics will cover the principles of basic medical genetics applicable to clinical medicine.