Professional Programs

Professional Courses

The Division of Anatomy provides courses in anatomy adapted to a wide variety of professional disciplines. For more information about the professional programs, please link to the appropriate faculty or departmental home page.


Undergraduate Medical Program

STF 111F Structure and Function
Course Director: Dr. D. Ballyk 

This course is a multidisciplinary, longitudinal course of 20 weeks. It is intended to provide students with a sound, integrated, basic background in Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Radiologic Anatomy, Histology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry (excluding Metabolism), Cardio-Respiratory Physiology, Haematology and Ethics.

BRB 111S Brain and Behaviour
Course Director: Dr. D. Ballyk

Brain and Behaviour is an eight-week course occupying the months of April and May. Brain and Behaviour provides a good foundation in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and an introduction to the clinical neurosciences. The course is organized around four blocks: I) neuroanatomy and cell biology, II) the motor system, III) the sensory systems, and IV) higher cognitive function and behaviour. (239 hours)

Physical Therapy Program

ANA 118Y Gross Anatomy for Physical Therapy (Part of Module 2: Cardiorespiratory and Exercise Physical Therapy and Module 3: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy)
Course Director: Dr. A. Agur

The gross anatomy component of Modules 2 and 3 consists of lectures, laboratories and tutorials covering the anatomy of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the thorax, limbs and back. Laboratory/tutorial work consists of dissection of the human body and study of the appropriate osteology, radiology and surface anatomy. (114 hours)

PHT1005Y (Neuro) Neuroanatomy for Physical Therapy students.
Course Director: Dr. P. Koeberle

This course covers the structure of the human brain and spinal cord. Laboratory work consists of examination of whole and dissected specimens, drawings and photographs of the CNS. (62 hours).

Occupational Therapy Program

ANA120Y Anatomy for Occupational Therapy (Part of Unit 2: Person and Environment)
Course Director: Dr. A. Agur

In the anatomy component of Unit 2 students learn about human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy. Emphasis is placed on the upper limb and neuroanatomy. An overview of the lower limb and back is provided. Lecture, tutorial and laboratory (prosected specimens) formats are used.(80 hours)


DEN 106Y Anatomy for Dentistry Students
Course Director: Dr. Vanessa Mendes

Gross anatomy of the entire body is covered in this course, with emphasis on the head and neck. Laboratories provide the opportunity to dissect human specimens. (186 hours)


ANA 126Y Elementary Human Gross Anatomy Physical and Health Education Students
Course Director: Dr. Tania Alexson (

This is an introductory course on the gross anatomy of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the functional anatomy with a focus on the musculoskeletal system during second term.


PHM145H Human Anatomy and Histology for Pharmacy students
Instructor: Dr H. Sun

This course introduces the student to the structure of the human body and its relationship to function.  Following an introduction to basic human histology, the course uses a systemic approach to human gross anatomy.  


PAP 112  Physician Assistant Program
Instructor: Dr. P. Koeberle 

This course covers functional human anatomy. Learning opportunities include examination of prosected anatomical specimens in the laboratory, animations, and computer-based simulations. The core content of the course is covered in a series of pre-recorded lectures with accompanying lecture notes. Anatomy will be studied from two perspectives: Regional anatomy, where body divisions and their anatomical relations are studied, will be addressed in the anatomy laboratory during the residential portion of the course. Systemic anatomy, in which each organ system is studied as a functional unit, will be addressed during the non-residential portion of the course.

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