Anatomy is the study of the various structures that make up the human body. It is a very complex subject including osteology, myology and neurology. The various structures may be considered as individual entities - systematic anatomy or the organs and tissues may be studied as they lie in relationship with one another in the different regions of the body - regional anatomy. The direct application of the facts of human anatomy to medicine and surgery constitutes the subject of applied anatomy.
The discipline teaches human anatomy to first and second year medical, first year dentistry, first and second year physiotherapy, first year occupational therapy, second and third year therapeutic radiography and first year speech and language studies students. A module in neuroanatomy is taught to third year neuroscience students.
Human anatomy is taught through lectures and dissection practicals; students are encouraged to use the discipline’s facilities as often as possible outside of their designated class times.