Graduate Program in Clinical Anatomy

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PhD Plan of Study - Clinical Anatomy

The PhD in Clinical Anatomy is designed to be completed in four years. We have recently updated our plan of study so that students will be primarily taking coursework during the first year and will now sit for a qualifying exam during the summer between the first and second year. Students will begin teaching practicums in the second year as well as research rotations geared towards developing a dissertation project. The third and fourth years are primarily dedicated to the dissertation research but the students also continue to gain experience in teaching through the teaching practicums.

PhD in Clinical Anatomy program overview

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Sample plan of study

YearSemesterCourse #Course NameCredit Hours
1FallANAT 711Gross Anatomy6
ANAT 716Developmental Anatomy2
EitherANAT 713Histology and Cell Biology3
ID 767Fundamental Histology and Cell Biology3
ANAT 722Topics in Contemporary Anatomy2
Total hours13
1SpringANAT 715Neurobiology4
ANAT 742Learning in the Health Sciences3
ANAT 743Pedagogy in the Health Sciences3
ANAT 717Clinical Anatomy Research Rotations3
ID 709Responsible Conduct in Research1
Total hours14
2SummerANAT 717Clinical Anatomy Research Rotations1
Total hours1
2FallANAT ***Anatomy Teaching Practicum3-6
ANAT 744Health Sciences Curriculum Development3
ID 740Statistical Methods in Research 13
ANAT 745Clinical Anatomy Research Project3
Total hours12+
2SpringANAT ***Anatomy Teaching Practicum3-6

ANAT 745

Clinical Anatomy Research Project

3
Elective
Total hours6+
3SummerANAT 717Clinical Anatomy Research Rotations1
Total hours1
3FallANAT 760 or ANAT 798Dissertation Research Proposal
Dissertation and Dissertation Research
1
ANAT ***Teaching Practicum2
Total hours3
3SpringANAT 798Dissertation and Dissertation Research1
ANAT ***Teaching Practicum2
ID 714Professional Skills3
Total hours6
4SummerANAT 798Dissertation and Dissertation Research1
ANAT ***Teaching Practicum2
Total hours3
4FallANAT 798Dissertation and Dissertation Research1
ANAT 734Teaching Practicum in Graduate Anatomy2
Total hours3
4SpringANAT 798Dissertation and Dissertation Research1
ANAT 734Teaching Practicum in Graduate Anatomy2
Total hours3
Total Program Hours~65 hours