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PH.D. IN CLINICAL ANATOMY - CURRICULUM

Students seeking the PhD in Clinical Anatomy should have completed an undergraduate or terminal master’s degree in anatomy, anatomical sciences, biomedical sciences, biology, or a related field. The PhD degree is a minimum 60-credit hour degree. A minimum of 12 hours is devoted to dissertation work. Preliminary/qualifying examinations will be taken during the summer between the second and third years of the program. 

 

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES:

Required:

  1. Medical Gross Anatomy
  2. Medical Neuroanatomy
  3. Medical Histology

 

Recommended:

ADVANCED ANATOMICAL DISSECTION (if the anatomy course was lacking a dissection component)

 

Applicants who have not taken these courses will need to enroll in them at LMU-DCOM during the first year of coursework. A suggested curricular plan is presented below.

 

YEAR 1 [19.5 HOURS]                                                                                                                         

 

FALL (10.5 HOURS)

Medical Physiology                                                                                     7.5 hours

BioStatistics                                                                                                     3 hours

 

SPRING (9 HOURS)

Embryology                                                                                                      3 hours

Cross-sectional Anatomy                                                                             3 hours

Teaching Anatomy (or elective)                                                                3 hours

 

 

YEAR 2 [20.5 HOURS]                                                                                                                          

 

FALL (11.5 HOURS)

Anatomy Teaching Practicum (MGA)                                                         7 hours

Anatomy Teaching Practicum (Undergraduate Anatomy)          4.5 hours      

 

SPRING [9 HOURS]

Neuroanatomy Teaching Practicum                                                           3 hours

Histology Teaching Practicum                                                                      3 hours

Anatomy Dissection Teaching Practicum                                                 3 hours      

 

 

YEAR 3 [20 HOURS]                                                                                                                             

 

FALL (10 HOURS)

Clinical Experience I                                                                                       2 hours

Clinical Experience II                                                                                      2 hours

Dissertation                                                                                                       6 hours

 

SPRING (10 HOURS)

Clinical Experience III                                                                                    2 hours

Clinical Experience IV                                                                                     2 hours

Dissertation                                                                                                       2 hours

PhD Curriculum

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