Division of Anatomy / Graduate Courses


The division of Anatomy offers the following graduate courses through the Institute of Medical Science. For information about and/or enrolment in any of these courses, please contact: 

Institute of Medical Science 
Medical Sciences Building, Room 2374
University of Toronto 
Tel: 416 946-7143
Email:  sf.medscience@utoronto.ca


MSC1001Y Human Anatomy (including Embryology) 
Instructor: Dr. A. Agur 

Gross Anatomy of the human body taught from a regional viewpoint. The course includes 9 hours of lectures and 122 hours of laboratories involving human dissection. Clinical anatomy is included. 

MSC1008Y Advanced Human Embryology and Teratology 
Instructor: Dr. Danielle Bentley (currently suspended)

Human embryology from fertilization to the end of the fetal period. Topics include: current concepts in mammalian morphogenesis applied to the development of various organ systems; the principles of teratology; mechanisms of malformation and the etiology and pathogenesis of some of the more common human congenital abnormalities. Evaluation is based on the results of two written examinations and one term paper.

MSC6000H Special Topics in Anatomy 
Instructor – Graduate Faculty in Anatomy 

A reading course on topics that are of interest to one or more faculty members. Student(s) usually meet weekly to read, criticize and discuss current literature in the field and write essay assignments. Students are evaluated on the basis of their performance in class and on written work. (Half course offered in both terms.) 

MSC2012  Neuroanatomy for Visual Communication

Instructor: Dr C. Morshead

On completion of the course the student will have a three dimensional concept of the human nervous system and be able to relate neuroanatomical structure with function.  The applied visualization assignment will enhance students: scientific knowledge of the nervous system; problem-solving ability, presentation skills, time-management and rendering skills; while conforming to set criteria for textbook publication.

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