BSc Human Anatomy

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Human Anatomy is designed to give a scientific education and training in Anatomy to include Histology, Embryology, Comparative Anatomy and Neuroanatomy

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4 years

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Human Anatomy is designed to give a scientific education and training in Anatomy to include Histology, Embryology, Comparative Anatomy and Neuroanatomy.  

The student shall study the Topographical Anatomy by dissecting a human cadaver.

Embryology shall help in the study of pre-natal and post-natal development and in analysing the normal relationship of the structures in the body as well as in understanding the malformations and their squeal.

Histology and Cytology is intended to correlates structure and function and provide foundation for the understanding of Morbid Anatomy.

The Laboratory/Practical work on macroscopic and microscopic anatomy shall encourage self-reliance for future professional competence and expertise.

The BSc students will undertake research projects under supervision and this will offer the students opportunity to gain first-hand experience on research methodology.

The medical and dental students can continue with their MBBS and BDS courses after obtaining BSc (honours) in Anatomy as intercalated course.


You will study the following modules:


100 Level

First Semester

  • Introduction to Anatomy
  • General Biology I
  • General Biology Practical I
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry Practical I
  • Communication in English I
  • Use Library, Study Skills & ICT
  • General Mathematics I
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics Practical I
  • Comparative Vertebral Anatomy


Second Semester

  • General Biology II
  • General Biology Practical II
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry Practical II
  • Nigerian Peoples and Culture
  • Communication in English II
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • General  Mathematics II
  • General Physics II
  • General Physics Practical II

200 Level

First Semester

  • Topographic Anatomy
  • Histology and Cytology I
  • Osteology, dissections of the limbs, Radiological, surface and living Anatomy
  • Human Embryology and Congenital Malformations
  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Intermediary Metabolism I
  • Experimental Biochemistry I
  • Introduction to Body Fluids, Internal Environment of the Body and Homeostasis, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Circulatory and Respiratory System
  • Experimental Physiology I
  • Human Ecology/Medical Sociology
  • Clinical Demonstrations
  • Nigerian History and Culture

Second Semester

  • Topographic Anatomy of Thorax and Abdomen
  • Histology and Cytology II
  • Osteology, Dissection of the Thorax and Abdomen, Radiological, surface and Living Anatomy
  • Human Embryology and Congenital Malformations II
  • Intermediary Metabolism II
  • Experimental Biochemistry II
  • Gastrointestinal and Urinary Systems
  • Humoral Control Mechanisms and Reproduction
  • Experimental Physiology II
  • Demography and Biostatistics/Computers in Medicine
  • Clinical Demonstrations
  • Nigerian History and Culture

300 Level

First Semester

  • Topographic anatomy of Head and Neck
  • Histology and Cytology II
  • Osteology, dissection and Head and Neck, Radiological surface and Living anatomy
  • Human Embryology and Congenital malformations
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Biochemistry of the Whole Organism
  • Experimental Biochemistry III
  • Nervous System and Muscle: Excitable tissue
  • Experimental Physiology III
  • Environmental Health/Health Education & Social Medicine
  • Clinical Demonstrations

Second Semester

  • Gross Anatomical/Museum Techniques
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Neuroanatomy
  • Histological and Histochemical Techniques
  • Cell Biology and Ultrastructure
  • Clinical Anatomy and Introduction to Clinical examination OR Animal Breeding Technology
  • Human Reproductive technologies

400 Level

First Semester

  • Advanced Neuroanatomy II
  • Histological and Histochemical Techniques II
  • Developmental Mechanics
  • Teratology
  • Research Project
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering


Second Semester

  • Anthropology
  • Seminar
  • Computer
  • Research Project
  • Elective
  • Radiological Anatomy
  • Electron microscopy
  • Animal behaviour
  • Gross Veterinary Anatomy

The curriculum is underpinned by research, linking your learning to the work of the faculty, from the laboratory bench to new drugs to public health interventions. With less emphasis on traditional lectures, problem-based learning in small groups encourages you to take an independent approach to clinical scenarios.

Lecturer MBBS Program


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:


* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • UTME SUBJECTS: Chemistry, Biology and any other Science subject
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECTS: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any other Science subject

How will I be taught?

The course is going to be taught majorly by lectures through presentation and the use of other teaching aids.  Laboratory sections will be scheduled where applicable.

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