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    PhD 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