Anatomy Training Programme Details

Education:  The Anatomy Training Programme by distance learning session

Interested in teaching anatomy while developing your research career?

The Anatomy Training Program (Co-sponsored by the AS and the American Association of Anatomists) is designed to help you in all aspects of your professional development, by integrating anatomy training and pedagogical skills with your biomedical research programme.

By individualizing your anatomy training, you’ll be able to fit it in to the ebb and flow of your biomedical research/teaching. You may train in each of four modules or choose only the ones that fit your career plans. The centralized online resource and course syllabus allow you to work with a mentor at your home institution at your own pace. Mentors and trainees then gather for a one-week intensive course at Oxford University to solidify the concepts developed at home and qualify for a certificate of training.


Please review the following overviews prior to applying for the programme:

Limbs Module Overview

Head and Neck Module Overview

Trunk Module Overview

Neuroanatomy Module Overview


How does the programme work?
There are two components to the programme:

Training at home includes self-directed learning under the guidance of a mentor who teaches anatomy at your institution. The program provides a syllabus and online electronic learning aids that are being developed. You will have the opportunity to practice your skills in the classes that your mentor teaches. As your research heats up, you may set anatomy aside; in slower periods you can spend more time on anatomy. The two year programme comprises four modules, with two modules being offered each year. The program can be completed in two years. The modules for Limbs and Head & Neck alternate years with those modules for Trunk and Neuroanatomy.

For the 2010-12 cohort the Limbs and Head & Neck modules were offered in  2011-12 with the Trunk and Neuroanatomy modules in 2011-12.
For the 2011-13 the Trunk and NeuroAnatomy modules were offerred in the 2011-12 academic year and the Limbs and Head and Neck modules currently offerred in 2012-13.
For the 2012-14 cohort the Limbs and Head & Neck modules are currently offerred in the 2012-2013 academic year and the Trunk and Neuroanatomy modules in the following year 2013-2014.
For the 2013-15 cohort the Trunk and NeroAnatomy modules will be offerred in 2013-14 with the Limbs and Head and Neck modules offerred in the following 2014-15 academic year.

Each year—usually in JULY— there is a one week, intensive Residential School at Oxford University, run by a team of anatomists with support from clinicians. Your admission to the Residential School will depend upon your satisfactory completion of the yearly programme, as determined by the Steering Committee in light of your mentor’s assessment of your progress and satsifactory progress with your reflective learning portfolio. The AS offers a bursary scheme for members of the association to provide some of the funds to cover registration and attending the residential school.

Please see the How to Apply Document and the Application Form to apply for the Programme.

DEADLINES: 1st AUGUST 2013 if you intend to join the programme commencing 1st September 2013.

If you would like to discuss any matters concerning the academic content of the programme please contact Dr David Heylings OR Professor John Morris.

If you would like to discuss any administrative matters concerning the programme please contact Ms Mary-Anne Piggott.