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Curriculum Overview


Students celebrate the completion of their first semester


Designed to integrate traditional anatomy with modern medical and scientific technologies, our program offers a unique blend of classical anatomical education with an introduction to medical imaging modalities. Through the 1st-year core curriculum, students receive substantive training in each anatomical sub-discipline: gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology and histology. Students also cover major medical and scientific imaging modalities and receive instruction in advanced digital image processing and 3D modeling using industry-standard software.

In the second year, students gain hands-on teaching experience at the graduate or professional level, take electives, and/or complete independent study projects that contribute to their own area(s) of interest. During this time, students also complete a Capstone Project, a scholarly and/or research-based novel work contributing to anatomical sciences broadly defined. The development of such projects fosters the students’ creativity, intellectual growth and provides an opportunity to apply fundamental knowledge and skills gained from the program.

Our program builds on the strengths of an established anatomy and developmental biology curriculum, the technological foundations exemplified by the Visible Human Project, and the modern amenities of a state-of-the-art medical campus. Thus, the curriculum offers a unique perspective into the modern anatomical and educational research and the clinical world that will prepare the student for the technical demands of human anatomy in the 21st Century.

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MSMHA Curriculum For Students Matriculating Fall 2014


The course structure represented below is intended for full-time students in the program. The curriculum and course sequences may be modified to suit the needs of each stud​ent. Please consult with a faculty advisor to discuss possible deviations from this academic plan.

Important Note:  August 11th is the first day of class for students starting the program in Fall 2014.


2014-2015 Curriculum Map


​Fall 2014 Semester

ANAT 6205, Imaging and Modeling (5 credits)
ANAT 6321, Human Histology (4 credits)
ANAT 6330, Human Embryology (2 credits)
ANAT 6410, Strategies for Teaching in a Professional Program (2 credits)
Total: 13 credits


Spring 2015 Semester

ANAT 6111, Human Gross Anatomy (8 credits)
ANAT 6310, Fundamentals of Structure and Function in the Human Nervous System (4 credits)
Total: 12 credits


Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016

ANAT 6910, Teaching Practicum (1 credit)
ANAT 6950, Capstone Project (8 credits)​
MSMHA Electives (9 credits)
Total: 18 credits


TOTAL: 43 credits


Note: ANAT 6750, Special Topics, and ANAT 6840, Independent Study, may be used to satisfy MSMHA electives. Please click on the course links for more information:

ANAT 6750, Special Topics
ANAT 6840, Independent Study

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MSMHA Curriculum For Fall 2013 Matriculates


​Fall 2013 Semester

ANAT 6110, Human Anatomy (8 credits)
ANAT 6201, Imaging and Modeling I (3 credits)
ANAT 6330, Human Embryology (2 credits)
Total: 13 credits


Spring 2014 Semester

ANAT 6202, Imaging and Modeling II (2 credits)
ANAT 6310, Fundamentals of Structure and Function in the Human Nervous System (4 credits)
ANAT 6320, Human Histology (4 credits)​
ANAT 6410, Strategies for Teaching in a Professional Program (2 credits)
Total: 12 credits


Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

ANAT 6910, Teaching Practicum (1 credit)
ANAT 6950, Capstone Project (8 credits)​
MSMHA Electives (9 credits)
Total: 18 credits


TOTAL: 43 credits ​​​​​​​​​​​​


Note: ANAT 6750, Special Topics, and ANAT 6840, Independent Study, may be used to satisfy MSMHA electives. Please click on the course links for more information:

ANAT 6750, Special Topics
ANAT 6840, Independent Study

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