Philosophy

To train high quality Human Anatomist in numbers that will make a significant difference to the skill and expertise available, who will continuously contribute to the development of the discipline in the country. To inculcate the highest standards of ethical and moral values in the trainees so that they will practice their profession selflessly and be relevant to their community, and thus, contribute to the improvement of health care of the people of Nigeria.

Programme Objectives

    The program is designed to fulfill the following objectives:

  • To meet the manpower need of this University and others in Human Anatomy.

  • To train highly skilled manpower for the teaching of Human Anatomy in the Colleges of Medical Sciences in the country.

  • To train students with the following qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in Human Anatomy, MBBS, DVM, Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, Bachelor of Radiography and Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy for the M.Sc degree in Human Anatomy.

  • To provide training leading to the award of Ph.D degree to those who successfully complete the M.Sc programme in Human Anatomy.

Areas of Specialization

Higher degrees in Human Anatomy will be awarded in the following areas of specialization.

S/No. Degree Specialization
1. M.Sc. General Anatomy
2. M.Sc. Developmental Anatomy
3. M.Sc. Microscopic Anatomy
4. M.Sc. Neuroanatomy/Neurobiology
5. M.Sc. Forensic/Physical Anthropology
6. M.Sc. Radiological Anatomy
7. M.Sc. Histochemistry/ Cytochemistry





Course Content


S/No. Course Code Course Title Units
1. M-ANA 700 Gross and Applied Anatomy 4
2. M-ANA 701 Laboratory Techniques I 2
3. M-ANA 702 Comparative Anatomy I 2
4. M-ANA 703 Vertebrate Embryology 2
5. M-ANA 704 Neuroanatomy I 2
6. M-ANA 705 Histochemistry 3
7. M-ANA 706 Mammalian Endocrinology 2
8. M-ANA 707 Cell Biology 2
9. M-ANA 708 Laboratory Techniques II 3
10. M-ANA 709 Anthropology 3
11. M-ANA 713 Developmental Anatomy and Teratology 3
12. M-ANA 714 Neuroanatomy II 3
13. M-ANA 715 Advanced Histology 3
14. M-ANA 716 Biostatistics 2
15. M-ANA 790 Seminar I, II (1 unit each) 2
16. M-ANA 799 Dissertation 10






Duration of Programme

Holders of B.Sc.(Hons) Human Anatomy

  1. Full Time Programme: Candidates shall pursue the training programme for a minimum duration of Two (2) semesters and a maximum duration of Four (4) semesters comprising course work of 24 units and research of 10 units leading to writing of dissertation.

  2. Part Time Programme: Candidates shall pursue the training programme for a minimum duration of Four (4) semesters and a maximum duration of Six (6) semesters comprising course work of 24 units and research of 10 units leading to writing of dissertation.

Holders of M.B.B.S./BDS

  1. Full Time Programme: Candidates shall pursue the training programme for a minimum duration of Three (3) semesters and a maximum duration of Four (4) semesters comprising course work of 30 units and research of 10 units leading to writing of dissertation.

  2. Part Time Programme: Candidates shall pursue the training programme for a minimum duration of Five (5) semesters and a maximum duration of Six (6) semesters comprising course work of 30 units and research of 10 units leading to writing of dissertation.

Holders of Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Radiography

  1. Full Time Programme: Candidates shall pursue the training programme for a minimum duration of Four (4) semesters and a maximum duration of Five (5) semesters comprising course work of 32 units and research of 10 units leading to writing of dissertation.

  2. Part Time Programme: Candidates shall pursue the training programme for a minimum duration of Five (5) semesters and a maximum duration of Six (6) semesters comprising course work of 32 units and research of 10 units leading to writing of dissertation.

Holders of B.Sc.( Hons). Zoology and DVM

  1. Full Time Programme: Candidates shall pursue the training programme for a minimum duration of Five (5) semesters and a maximum duration of Six (6) semesters comprising course work of 38 units and research of 10 units leading to writing of dissertation.

  2. Part Time Programme: Candidates shall pursue the training programme for a minimum duration of Six (6) semesters and a maximum duration of Six (6) semesters comprising course work of 38 units and research of 10 units leading to writing of dissertation. In addition, such candidates shall take some prescribed undergraduate courses.




Areas of Specialization

Higher degrees in Human Anatomy will be awarded in the following areas of specialization.

S/No. Degree Specialization
1. Ph.D General Anatomy
2. Ph.D Developmental Anatomy
3. Ph.D Microscopic Anatomy
4. Ph.D Neuroanatomy/Neurobiology
5. Ph.D Forensic/Physical Anthropology
6. Ph.D Radiological Anatomy
7. Ph.D Histochemistry/ Cytochemistry


Course Content


S/No. Course Code Course Title Units
1. M-ANA 801 Laboratory Techniques II 4
2. M-ANA 803 Human Systemic Embryology 2
3. M-ANA 804 Neuroanatomy III 3
4. M-ANA 805 Electroncytochemistry 2
5. M-ANA 806 Reproductive Biotechnology 2
6. M-ANA 807 Molecular Embryology and Genetic Engineering 3
7. M-ANA 808 Surgical and Applied Anatomy 4
8. M-ANA 809 Dissection I, II (2 units each) 4
9. M-ANA 810 Radiological Anatomy and Techniques 2
10. M-ANA 811 Human Genetics 2
11. M-ANA 812 Experimental Teratology 2
12. M-ANA 813 Directed Studies I, II, III (1 Unit Each) 3
13. M-ANA 890 Seminar I, II, III (1 Unit Each) 3
14. M-ANA 899 Thesis 30-40





Duration of Programme

  1. Full Time Programme: Candidates shall pursue the training programme for a minimum duration of Four (4) semesters and a maximum duration of Ten (10) semesters comprising course work of 38 units and research of 10 units leading to writing of dissertation.

  2. Part Time Programme: Candidates shall pursue the training programme for a minimum duration of Eight (8) semesters and a maximum duration of Twelve (12) semesters comprising course work of 38 units and research of 10 units leading to writing of dissertation.