BSc Applied Anatomy (B112)

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UCAS code B112
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of places for 2017/18 15
Intercalation This course is available for intercalation

About BSc Applied Anatomy

Our teaching philosophy delivers a practical, hands-on and student-centred approach to all aspects of learning. The course will facilitate your journey from school leaver to independent critical thinker and anatomist.

Year one introduces the principles of comparative anatomy and the structure of the major mammalian body systems. Teaching involves dissection, and study of human and animal prosected cadaveric specimens. You will choose optional units from an extensive list, to tailor your degree to your own interests and career aspirations.

Year two allows you to specialise in medical or veterinary anatomy, although both units can, and are encouraged to be, taken concurrently. These units emphasise clinical relevance and application throughout. A dissection unit is an integral part of the second year, and related optional units include applied medical diagnostic imaging and the evolving human.

In year three, you will follow a seminar-based course in which you will be actively involved in expert-led discussion of the latest anatomical research. The key focus of this year is an original research project, which can be laboratory-based scientific study, clinically-related anatomical investigation, or anatomically-themed educational research. You are encouraged to select a project aligned to your future ambitions, and to take a leading role in its direction. Our course in experimental design and statistics will give you all the tools you need to complete your project.

The theme of personal professional development runs through the degree course and equips you with essential transferable skills for future employment.
This course is available for intercalation

More about Anatomy

Find out more about studying Anatomy at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

Core units:

  • Understanding body structure
  • Personal and professional development 1

Optional units, choice from:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Psychology

Second year

Core units:

  • Regional and applied human anatomy
  • Regional and applied veterinary anatomy
  • Human and/or veterinary dissection
  • The evolving human
  • Techniques in medical diagnostic imaging
  • Personal and professional development 2

Optional units, choice from:

  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology
  • Microbiology
  • an open unit, e.g. a modern language

Third year:

  • Normal Structure and Function of the Mammalian Body
  • Ageing, Disease and Dysfunction of the Mammalian Body
  • Experimental design and statistics
  • Personal and professional development 3
  • Research project (Honours Dissertation)
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Applied Anatomy

Typical offer for BSc Applied Anatomy - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
ABB to include two science subjects, one of which can be Mathematics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB to include two science subjects, one of which can be Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5, 5 in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 overall to include 15 points at Higher Level with 5, 5 in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in each of two sciences, and 15 credits at Merit. We consider Access courses on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Admissions for further guidance.
BTEC offer DDM in Science including Distinction in science units, plus grade B at A-level in a lab-based science
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AABBB and AH: AB; A in science subjects preferred
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer77% average with 8 in two science subjects
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Minimum grade C in English, Maths and 2 sciences. A language is preferred. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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