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Graduate Program in Anatomy Courses

Course Descriptions

ANAT 173. Neurobiology. 5 crs. A basic foundation in the basic circuitry and function in the central nervous system. Spring semester.


ANAT 188. Optical Methods in Analytical Cytology. 5 crs. Emphasis on methods used to study cellular structure and function, transmission, and scanning electron microscopy. Fall semester.


ANAT 189. Research. 1-12 crs. Research training in cell biology, developmental and reproductive biology, neurobiology, and evolutionary biology.


ANAT 195. Vertebrate Neuroanatomy. 2 or 3 crs. Introduction to basic concepts and methods employed in Neuroanatomy.


ANAT 196. Advanced Neurobiology Seminar. 2 crs. A course in which lectures are given which describe recent research findings in neurobiology. Spring semester.


ANAT 197. Introduction to Anatomical Research I. 2 crs. Serves as introduction to scientific research and will include both lecture and laboratory exercises. Methods of analysis available.


ANAT 198. Introduction to Anatomical Research II. 2 crs. Second semester course which continues the introduction to scientific research through lecture and laboratory exercises. Spring semester.


ANAT 200. Thesis Writing. 1-12 crs.


ANAT 202. Histology and Cell Biology. 5 crs. A study of the microscopic structure, ultra structure and cell biology of tissues and organs of the body.


ANAT 203. Topics in Developmental Biology. 2 crs. Emphasis on the morphological and biochemical interactions in developing organisms.


ANAT 204. Human Evolution. 3 crs. Emphasis on the fossil record, ecological influences, and biochemical and genetic factors related to evolution.


ANAT 205. Topics in Evolutionary Biology. 1 to 3 crs. Deals with various special topics of current interest in evolutionary biology, including theoretical developments, research methodology, field techniques, and survey of current literature. May be repeated for credit. Fall or Spring semester.


ANAT 206. Human Gross Anatomy (Lectures). 4 crs. A course of lectures on the form, structure, and development of the human body on a regional basis. Functional correlations are made where appropriate. Must be taken concurrently with ANAT 207. (Fall semester).


ANAT 207. Human Gross Anatomy (Laboratory). 4 crs. Study of the human body by dissection of cadavers supplemented by skeletal material, models, x-rays, and wet specimens. Films and slides are also available. This course must be taken concurrently with ANAT 206. (Fall semester).


ANAT 208. Topics in Anatomical Research. 1 cr. A course in which guest lecturers present their recent research findings in a series of lectures.


ANAT 209. Comparative Primate Anatomy. 3 crs. Dissection of primate cadavers with emphasis on variation from human gross anatomy.


ANAT 210. Anatomy of the Head and Neck. 4 crs. Anatomical course in cranial and cervical anatomy. Spring semester


ANAT 211. Anthropology. 2 crs. Special emphasis on physical characteristics and origin of the concept of race and its continuing development. Spring Semester.


ANAT 212. Topics in Cell Biology. 2 crs. Lectures integrating ultra structural and biochemical understandings of modern cell biology. Fall semester.


ANAT 300. Dissertation Research. 1-12 crs


The application for the M.D./Ph.D. program should be returned to:
Verle Headings, M.D., Ph.D.
Director M.D./Ph.D. Program
Howard University College of Medicine
520 W Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-6381


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