Division of Anatomy / Arts & Science: Undergraduate Courses

The Division of Anatomy offers the following undergraduate courses as part of the Life Sciences Program in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. For information about and/or enrollment in any of these courses, please contact:

Undergraduate Administrative Officer

Elizabeth Sutherland
Division of Anatomy
1 King's College Circle
Room 1156
University of Toronto
Tel: 416-978-2690
Fax: 416-978-3844
Email:
anatomy@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Courses 

ANA 300Y Human Anatomy and Histology
Instructor: Dr. D. Ballyk

Structure of the human body and its relationship to function. Basic human histology, gross anatomy, and neuroanatomy.

Prerequisite: BIOL130H or ANA126Y

ANA 301H Human Embryology
Instructor: Dr. Danielle Bentley

Human embryology from fertilization to the end of the fetal period. Current concepts in mammalian morphogenesis applied to the development of the various organ systems; etiologies and pathogenesis of some of the more common human congenital abnormalities.

Prerequisite: BIOL130H

HMB 320 Neuroanatomy
Instructor: Dr. Tania Alexson  

This introductory course addresses the structure of the vertebrate central nervous system with emphasis on functional human neuroanatomy. It consists of 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorial time per week for 13 weeks. The course is offered in the Winter term and is a required course in the undergraduate Neuroscience Specialist program.

ANA 400H1 Anatomy Dissection
Instructor: Dr. Danielle Bentley

A focused series of anatomical dissections will be performed and the surgical implications of the findings will be the subject of seminars. Attitudes to dissection of the human body, complications of surgery and other relevant issues will be discussed.

Prerequisite: ANA300 or ANA126 (or equivalent full year full gross anatomy course with a laboratory) with permission of the Division of Anatomy. A minimum B+ standing in this prerequisite is required, with a strong track record of academic success.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send the following documents to danielle.bentley@utoronto.ca by August 15.

1. Formal statement (one page) of interest (200 words or less);

2. Copy of transcripts (unofficial is acceptable); and

3. Short resume, highlighting previous anatomy/prosection/dissection experience.

All submissions received by the deadline will be ranked against each and the strongest applications will be selected. All successful candidates will be informed of their acceptance into the course by via email by the end of August. Please note, this course is limited to approximately 20 students/year. A waiting list of 5 students will be generated each year.

Once acceptance has been offered, students must complete the ANA400 ballot form. The signed and completed form must be submitted to anatomy@utoronto.ca or dropped off in Room 1156 of the Medical Sciences Building. The Division of Anatomy will register successful applicants in ACORN upon receipt of the completed ballot and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have been registered in the course.

ANA 411Y Anatomy in Application: Exercise and Biomechanics
Instructor: Dr. Judi Laprade

This course will cover musculoskeletal anatomy topics with an emphasis on applying biomechanical principles and research evidence to explain or clarify exercise principles and challenge common exercise practices and myths. Learning opportunities through detailed lab review of anatomical specimens and models will follow a seminar featuring topics with applied biomechanical underpinning or a research-informed exercise topic. Students will build upon these learning components to provide a presentation using current literature combined with known anatomical and biomechanical principles to resolve a controversial topic or substantiate a current exercise practice.

Prerequisite: ANA300Y1 or ANA126 (or equivalent full year, full gross anatomy course). A minimum B+ standing in this prerequisite is required.

How to apply:

Applicants should send the following documents to judi.laprade@utoronto.ca by August 31.

1. Statement of interest (200 words or less);

2. Copy of transcripts (unofficial is acceptable); and

3. Short resume.

All successful candidates will be informed of their acceptance into the course by email.

Once acceptance has been offered, students must complete the ANA411 ballot form. The signed and completed form must be submitted to anatomy@utoronto.ca or dropped off in Room 1156 of the Medical Sciences Building. 

The Division of Anatomy will register successful applicants in ACORN upon receipt of the completed ballot and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have been registered in the course.

ANA 498Y1 Project in Anatomy

Instructor: Dr. H. Sun

ANA498Y1 (Honor Research Project) is a 4th year level course designed to give students direct, hands-on experience in a research laboratory. Students can cover a broad range of specialties including histology, cellular and molecular biology, developmental biology, neuroscience, and gross anatomy under a supervisor. This course is full credit and offered in Fall/Winter and Summer Semesters.

Prerequisite: Permission of a professor to supervise the project.

More Information on the application process and finding a supervisor visit: ANA 498Y1

Joint Courses

JHA 410H1 Clinical Neuroimaging
Instructor: Colleen Dockstader

This course focuses on the use of neuroimaging techniques in understanding how trauma, disorders, and disease impact neural structure and function. Lectures will focus on local and long-range neural impact of pathology and neuroimaging assessment. Lab work will focus on practical skills including image processing, analyses, and experimental design.