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University of Otago Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Anatomy
University of Otago

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Anatomy

Dunedin, New Zealand

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Anatomy

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is a one-year Program which builds on an undergraduate science degree. The diploma encompasses both papers and a research topic, and can be taken full-time. It provides possible to the Master of Science (MSc) degree by thesis only.

Why study Anatomy?

Anatomy is a diverse, vibrant, and visual subject. It explores the relationship between the structure of the body and the functions it performs, and can be studied from microscopic to macroscopic levels.

Some of the things you will learn include:

  • How the body develops from just a single cell to an individual with millions of cells organised into many different tissues and organ systems
  • How you can tell the age a person was when they died just by looking at their bones
  • What changes occur when we develop from child to adult
  • How the structure of muscles are related to their function
  • How our brains control what we think how we feel, and what we do
  • How the reproductive system functions
  • Using skeletal remains to track movement, culture, and health of ancient people
  • How to analyse, interpret, and discuss relevant contemporary anatomical research, and much, much more

Studying papers in Anatomy will expose you to world-leading research in the anatomical sciences. You will learn techniques such as immunohistochemistry, cell culture, and gene sequencing, and have access to state-of-the-art equipment such as electron and confocal microscopes, and next-generation sequencing technology.


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