Division of Anatomy / Professional Programs

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

Temerty Faculty of Medicine   

MD Program


M.D. Program Faculty Lead for Anatomy: Dr. Dee Ballyk

The Foundations Curriculum is the renewed preclerkship curriculum in the undergraduate M.D. Program, launched in the 2016-17 academic year. In the Foundations Curriculum, basic sciences including gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology and histology, are integrated with clinical content throughout the first two years of the M.D. Program. Medical students learn anatomy using custom-built, interactive online modules that are coordinated with practical laboratory sessions. 

Physical Therapy Program


PHT1002/1003Y Gross Anatomy for Physical Therapy (Part of Unit 2: Cardiorespiratory and Exercise Physical Therapy and Unit 3: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy)
Course Director:
Dr. Judi Laprade

The gross anatomy component of units 2 and 3 consist 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
Course Director: Dr. Paulo 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).

Physician Assistant Program

PAP 112 Physician Assistant Program
Instructor: Dr. Paulo 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 and 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 and will be addressed during the non-residential portion of the course.

Occupational Therapy Program


OCT1152Y Part of Musculoskeletal Structure and Function
Anatomy Director:
Dr. Anne Agur

Review of musculoskeletal anatomy: three laboratories, two upper limb and one lower limb and back using prosected specimens (6 hours).

OCT1172Y Part of Neuromotor /Neuro-cognitive Perspectives in Occupational Therapy (OCT 1172Y)
Anatomy Director: 
Dr. Anne Agur

Introduction to clinical neuroanatomy relevant to Occupational Therapy: lectures (12 hours)

Faculty of Dentistry


DEN 106Y Anatomy for Dentistry Students
Course Co-Directors: Dr. Judi Laprade and 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).

Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education


ANA 126Y Elementary Human Gross Anatomy Physical and Health Education Students
Course Director: Dr. Judi Laprade

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.

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy


PHM145H Human Anatomy and Histology for Pharmacy Students
Instructor: Dr. Hong 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.

Faculty of Radiation Oncology

Medial Radiation Sciences Program

ANAT110/MRS159H1 Anatomy for Medical Radiation Sciences
Instructor: Dr. Danielle Bentley

This course is an introductory course designed to serve as the foundation in Human Anatomy for students in the Medical Radiation Sciences program. The course will introduce students to the components of the human body, relationships of the surface anatomy and the body’s internal components and discuss the basic function of these components. The course will encompass a regional approach to study the human body with correlation to its clinical application. Anatomy for MRS will also serve to prepare students for ANRD121/MRS1641H1 (Relational Anatomy).