Human Anatomy and Cell Science, Ph.D.
Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Head: S. Hombach-Klonisch
Campus Address/General Office: 130 Basic Medical Sciences Building, 745 Bannatyne Avenue
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Staff: Please see the HACS website for Faculty information.
Human Anatomy Program Information
The Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science (HACS) offers graduate training at both the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy levels.
Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Application and Admission Procedures are found in the Academic Guide.
Admission requirements for doctoral students are found in the Doctor of Philosophy General Regulations section of the Guide.
Human Anatomy and Cell Science Ph.D. Admission Requirements
Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
The minimum standard for acceptance into any graduate program in the Department of HACS is a 3.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or equivalent in the last two previous years of full time university study (60 credit hours).
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated on the Human Anatomy Cell Science Ph.D. program of study page.
Students are required to take Biomedical Trainee Skills (IMED 7410) plus a minimum of 9 credit hours of approved coursework at the 7000 level. Students must then complete a thesis.
Mandatory attendance at seminars that are part of the Departmental Seminar Program is required.
Expected Time to Graduate: 4-5 years
|GRAD 7300||Research Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRAD 7500||Academic Integrity Tutorial||0|
|IMED 7410||Biomedical Trainee Skills||3|
|ANAT/IMED 7XXX||Approved coursework designated 7000 level including at least one 3 CH course from the Core ANAT list below 1||9|
|GRAD 8010||Doctoral Candidacy Examination||0|
|Thesis Proposal 2|
|GRAD 8000||Doctoral Thesis 3||0|
The coursework required for an individual student will be specified in consultation with the student's faculty advisor, and will depend upon the student's background.
The thesis proposal should be completed within two years of entering the program.
Prior to submission of their thesis for examination, the student normally will be expected to have presented their research at scientific meetings; and, contributed to a manuscript that is submitted, in press, or published.
|Core ANAT Courses|
|ANAT 7380||Human Developmental Anatomy (Embryology)||3|
|ANAT 7392||Human Neuroanatomy||3|
|ANAT 7468||Human Histology: Basic Tissues and Organ Systems||3|
|ANAT 7478||Human Gross Anatomy: Musculoskeletal||3|
|ANAT 7480||Human Gross Anatomy: Trunk (Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis)||3|
|ANAT 7482||Human Gross Anatomy: Head and Neck||3|
|ANAT 7400||Morphological Techniques||3|
|ANAT / IMED Electives 1|
|ANAT 7012||Advanced Brain Imaging Methods||1.5|
|ANAT 7014||Functional Human Anatomy||2|
|ANAT 7320||Introduction to Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy||3|
|IMED 7004||Human Brain Imaging Methods||1.5|
|IMED 7112||Fundamental Cellular Neurobiology||1.5|
|IMED 7114||Fundamental Neural Development and Plasticity||1.5|
|IMED 7302||Advanced Molecular Imaging||3|
|ANAT 7330||Readings in Anatomy||3|
Additional elective coursework at the 7000 level may be completed through other U of M departments/faculties, or include any of the listed ANAT / IMED elective courses taught by HACS faculty.
Students should familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies ‘GRAD’ courses applicable to their program. If you have questions about which GRAD course(s) to register in, please consult your home department/unit.
All programs of study must be approved by the Chair of Graduate Studies or by the department.
Not all courses are offered each year. Please consult with your Advisor and the department office or check with the catalog for a list of courses offered.
Students should register themselves by signing up for the Aurora Student on-line service of the University of Manitoba website. All course additions and or withdrawals (registration revisions) must be approved by the department.
Students must meet the requirements as outlined in both Supplementary Regulation and BFAR documents as approved by Senate.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplementary regulations for these specific regulations.
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills.
All students must successfully complete:
- GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
- GRAD 7500 within the first term of registration;
Students must also meet additional BFAR requirements that may be specified for their program.
All students must:
- maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+,
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements, and
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements (in terms of time in program and lapse or expiration of credit of courses).
Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Basic concepts and theories behind advanced brain imaging methods will be introduced, which includes multivariate pattern analysis and machine learning. Then, students will run the learned analyses using sample data in class and in homework.
PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: IMED 7004.
This course is an overview of human anatomy from a functional perspective. The students will be introduced to the structure and function of neuromuscular system. The course is specifically designed for students enrolled in programs in which a background in biology and /or anatomy is not a prerequisite (e.g. biomedical engineering). May not be held with the former BME 7014.
Equiv To: BME 7014
Dissection, with special emphasis on regions relative to the research projects and interests of students concerned. Both terms.
Basic principles of experimental teratology in lectures, seminars, and practical work. The causes, embryological basis, and mechanisms of developmental defects will be covered.
Designed to provide general theoretical aspects of electron microscopy and practical knowledge of electron microscopic laboratory procedures. 3 hours lecture/lab per week, one term. Minimum enrollment: 5 students.
PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of instructors.
Regular tutorials on selected topics in Anatomy and research related to student's research work. The tutorials will be incorporated into the Department's seminar program.
Human development as it is of practical application to medical subjects.
(Laboratory required). The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system from an anatomical perspective. It is intended primarily for graduate students registered in the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science. The course consists of a combination of lectures and laboratory sessions. The lectures will provide an introduction to the basic structure and function of the nervous system. Disorders of the nervous system will be discussed to highlight the function of different components of the nervous system. Laboratory sessions will be scheduled at regular intervals to provide students the opportunity to examine the three-dimensional structure of the nervous system.
Designed to develop advanced morphological techniques such as immunohistochemistry and cell culture.
This graduate level course commences by introducing students to the histological features of the four basic tissues composing the human body (epithelium, connective tissue, muscle, and nervous tissue). With an understanding of these fundamentals, this course next examines in depth the specialized cells composing the gastrointestinal, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, and urinary systems of the human body. This course is appropriate for students studying human tissues in their thesis research or students interested in building their background in the anatomical sciences for teaching purposes. May not be held with ANAT 7460, ANAT 7462, ANAT 7464, or ANAT 7466.
This dissection-based human gross anatomy course will provide a detailed understanding of the musculoskeletal (MSK) system of the human body. Students will learn about the anatomical complexities of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and blood vessels of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine regions. Common MSK disorders will also be discussed using clinical cases to highlight the relation between anatomical structures and normal human function. May not be held with ANAT 7470 or ANAT 7472.
This course will provide an introduction to the structure and function of the trunk (thorax, abdomen, and pelvis) from an anatomical perspective. Using a combination of lectures, seminars, and dissection-based gross anatomy laboratory sessions, students will learn about thoracic wall anatomy and thoracic cavity contents including the heart and lung; abdominal wall anatomy and abdominal cavity contents including intestines and accessory digestive organs (liver, pancreas, and gallbladder), and spleen; and the pelvic wall and cavity anatomy in both males and females. May not be held with ANAT 7470 or ANAT 7476.
This dissection-based course will provide a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the head and neck region. Students will learn about the skull and cranial cavity, muscles of the neck and face, general aspects of the brain and cranial nerves, eyes and ears, nasal and oral cavities, pharynx and larynx, glands and blood vessels of the head and neck. Common head and neck disorders will be discussed to highlight the relation between anatomical structures and normal human function. Upon completion, students will receive letter grades. May not be held with ANAT 7470 or ANAT 7476.