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Clinical Anatomy with Education

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If you enrol on a master’s degree and complete 60 credits you may be able to exit the programme early and earn a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) for the work you have completed. This usually amounts to one semester when completed full-time.

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Course overview

Develop the tools to design and deliver anatomical learning experiences on this PGCert. You’ll explore the structural and functional building blocks of different body systems, examine the clinical application of anatomical knowledge, and discover contemporary educational practices in anatomical learning.


This part-time, eight-month programme is suitable for those with anatomical or clinically focused degrees. The PGCert will enhance your knowledge of anatomy, refresh your anatomical skillset, and guide you in devising and delivering clinically-relevant anatomical learning experiences.

An exploration of the principles of anatomy will reveal the structural and functional building blocks of different body systems. You’ll examine the relationship between structure and function at cellular, tissue, organ and system levels.

Your learning will be contextualised by examining the clinical application of anatomical expertise. We’ll develop your critical analytical skills and assess the clinical significance of anatomical variations and abnormalities. You’ll gain the communication skills and confidence to communicate complex anatomical information in a variety of ways.

The insights and understanding needed to become a credible and authentic anatomical educator are underpinned by an evidence-informed approach to teaching anatomy. We’ll assess all elements of anatomical curriculum design, delivery and assessment and showcase modern educational practices.

The course uses a blended learning approach. The majority of the course is delivered online. One compulsory face-to-face week per semester provides the opportunity for hands-on practical activities and small-group workshops in the Human Anatomy Resource Centre.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for clinical or pre-clinical graduates, or those with a substantial element of their first degree focused on anatomy.

What you'll learn

  • Enhanced anatomical knowledge of changes in key body structures, covering embryonic, fetal, juvenile and adult anatomy
  • How to evaluate the relationship between structure and function in the human body
  • How to select, use and analyse the correct anatomical terminology
  • Communication skills that enable you to effectively and confidently share anatomical knowledge and ideas
  • Theories and practical aspects of anatomical education, including how to design and deliver anatomical educational experiences
  • The critical analytical skills required to explain the significance and clinical implications of anatomical variations, abnormalities and pathologies
  • The correct anatomical equipment to use in a variety of clinical situations
  • How to reflect on and evaluate your own future practice

Course content

Discover what you'll learn, what you'll study, and how you'll be taught and assessed.

Semester one

Compulsory modules

Principles of Human Anatomy (HARC701)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

For learners on the Clinical Anatomy with Education programme, the Principles of Human Anatomy module provides the foundational knowledge on which specialised and applied modules can be based. An introductory week is followed by a gradual progression through the key anatomical features of major body systems. Exploration of each system includes development, gross anatomy and function. Learning is through a mixture of asynchronous lectures, online seminars and independent study, across 11 online weeks. This is supported by guided access to a range of interactive digital anatomy resources. An intensive, on-campus week in the Human Anatomy Resource Centre (HARC) allows the opportunity to apply and contextualise knowledge through practical sessions, including cadaveric examination. Outcomes are assessed through a mixture of assessment types, including an extended written assignment, a presentation and a spotter style exam.

Anatomical Education (HARC702)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

For learners with an interest in educational delivery and/or leadership qualities, this module will support the development of the skills and knowledge necessary to become a credible and authentic anatomical educator. The module will provide learners opportunity to discuss and critically appraise current pedagogical theories, and to reflect on their own practice. Through lectures, seminars, and active learning activities, learners will be encouraged to link theory and practice. As a result, learners will develop an evidence-informed approach to teaching anatomy that addresses all aspects of the learning process including curriculum design, learner diversity, delivery, assessment, and feedback. The module will align with other modules on the programme enabling students to gain experience developing and delivering content that is authentic to their current practice. Learners will be encouraged to build a portfolio of activities including examples of learning and teaching practice, personal feedback, and reflection. Pedagogical themes are aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).

Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

Our curriculum

The Liverpool Curriculum framework sets out our distinctive approach to education. Our teaching staff support our students to develop academic knowledge, skills, and understanding alongside our graduate attributes:

  • Digital fluency
  • Confidence
  • Global citizenship

Our curriculum is characterised by the three Liverpool Hallmarks:

  • Research-connected teaching
  • Active learning
  • Authentic assessment

All this is underpinned by our core value of inclusivity and commitment to providing a curriculum that is accessible to all students.

Your experience

The Human Anatomy Resource Centre (HARC) is a specialist facility for anatomical education and research. It delivers training to thousands of students and professionals each year, from an array of clinical, scientific and allied health disciplines.

Supporting your learning

From arrival to alumni, we’re with you all the way:

An exicting place to study

  • Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Flexible delivery supporting health professionals throughout their careers
  • Access to Centres of Clinical Excellence across the UK
  • Programmes designed for international impact overseas
  • Training health professionals for over 180 years
  • Committed to technologically innovative teaching with state-of-the-art facilities.

Careers and employability

The programme provides you with comprehensive training in contemporary clinical and educational applications of anatomy. It is designed to enhance your employability whether your career path is educational, clinical or scientific in nature. You’ll graduate with the expertise needed to design, facilitate and deliver anatomical educational experiences.

Career planning

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Our campus Career Studio is a space for students and graduates to drop into and talk to a career coach. Career coaches are highly trained to help no matter what stage you are at in your career planning. You can access support to find and apply for full-time and part-time roles, placements, internships and graduate schemes. You will also find the help you need if you have a start-up idea or want to create a business plan. You can explore the world of work, prepare for job interviews, and access careers events and workshops. The Career Studio is open Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm, simply drop in at a time that works for you.

From education to employment

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We develop our programmes with employers in mind. You will be supported to enhance your long-term employment prospects as you learn. We do this by exposing you to professionals, a variety of sectors and supporting you to work collaboratively with others to develop transferable skills. You are equipped with a clearer view of what to focus on in your area of interest, and to reflect on your studies. Our digital employability tools give you a tech-enhanced curriculum experience and make it easy for you to prepare for the world of work. You can use tools like the Handshake platform to connect with employers and message the Career Studio 24/7.

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You can start building good professional networks by attending events and employability activities. Our events are designed to develop your skills and expose you to many different employers, as well as to help you make contacts in your field. We help you improve your confidence when speaking to employers and give you access to unique opportunities. Our networking events also boost your understanding of the competencies and skills that employers are looking for in their recruitment process, giving you a competitive edge.

Your future

The course provides a platform to a career in areas including anatomy, medical education, clinical practice, surgery, allied health disciplines or scientific research.

It could also be the gateway to further study to complete a master’s degree and potentially embark on a PhD.

Fees and funding

Your tuition fees, funding your studies, and other costs to consider.

Tuition fees

UK fees (applies to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland)
Part-time place, per year £3,600
International fees
This course is not available to international students. This course is not available to international students who require a visa to study in the UK. However, if you're a 'home' student and you've lived outside of the UK, you'll need to complete a fee status questionnaire as part of your application. We'll then assess your fee status and in some cases, home students who've lived outside of the UK may be required to pay the international fee rate. Check your tuition fee status on our webpages.
Fees stated are for the 2024-25 academic year.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support.

If you're a UK national, or have settled status in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan worth up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs. Learn more about paying for your studies..

Additional costs

This is a blended online and on-campus course. Students are responsible for providing their own laptop computer and may incur costs for attending on-campus sessions if they do not live in the local area.

Find out more about the additional study costs that may apply to this course.

Additional study costs

This is a blended online and on-campus course. Students are responsible for providing their own laptop computer and may incur costs for attending on-campus sessions if they do not live in the local area.

This is a blended online and on-campus course. Students are responsible for providing their own laptop computer and may incur costs for attending on-campus sessions if they do not live in the local area.

Find out more about additional study costs.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries that could help pay your tuition and living expenses.

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ANID Chile Scholarship

  • International students
  • Chile

Postgraduate taught and research students from Chile are eligible for this scholarship.

Chevening Scholarships

  • International students

The University, in partnership with Chevening, is delighted to offer this generous scholarship to students who are studying a master’s programme and who have future leadership potential. Please note that there is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes that requires applicants to cover any additional tuition costs over £18,000. You will still receive all additional allowances.


  • International students
  • Mexico

The University of Liverpool has an agreement with CONACYT to support postgraduate taught and research students from Mexico.


  • International students
  • Mexico

20% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate taught and research programmes. Must be Mexico national.

Fulbright Scholarship

  • International students
  • University of Liverpool alumni only
  • United States

One scholarship is available for a master’s student from the US and another is available for a postgraduate research student to undertake a three to six month research stay from the US

FUNED Awards

  • International students
  • Mexico

Up to ten awards are available for Masters or Research students from Mexico in receipt of FUNED loans. The award gives students a 20% reduction in fees for all applications received.

Graduate Association Hong Kong & Tung Postgraduate Scholarships

  • International students
  • China
  • Hong Kong

The University is able to offer competitive scholarships for both postgraduate taught master’s and research programmes.

HRH Princess Sirindhorn University of Liverpool Scholarship (Thailand)

  • International students
  • Thailand

The University is able to offer one award to a new postgraduate taught master’s student from Thailand.

The scholarship is open to all subjects offered as a one-year taught master’s programme.  However, priority will be given to those students who wish to study in a subject area associated with HRH Princess Sirindhorn such as science, IT, medicine, the arts, geography, history and languages.

JuventudEsGto Scholarship

  • International students
  • Mexico

Residents of State of Guanajuato, Mexico, wishing to study at postgraduate taught and research levels are eligible for this scholarship.

Marshall Scholarship

  • International students
  • University of Liverpool alumni only
  • United States

One scholarship is available for a master’s student from the US to cover the cost of tuition fees. Another, to the value of £20,000, is available for Doctoral study visit:

Turkish Ministry of Education Scholarship

  • International students
  • Turkey

Postgraduate taught and research students from Turkey are eligible for this scholarship, see the Turkish Ministry of Education website for more information.

University of Liverpool Humanitarian Scholarships for Master’s Programmes

  • International students

The three awards available cover full tuition fees, visas and support for accommodation and living expenses.

This scholarship is open to support people who have recognised status as either refugees or are under humanitarian protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention. This status must be held outside of the UK.

The scholarship is open for all postgraduate-taught programmes, excluding medicine, dentistry, veterinary and nursing.

University of Liverpool International College Excellence Scholarship

  • International students

The University of Liverpool will award five University of Liverpool International College students, who achieve the highest academic excellence (minimum 75%) in their UoLIC Pre-Master’s programme, the prestigious UoLIC Excellence scholarship.

University of Liverpool International College Impact Progression Scholarships

  • International students

University of Liverpool International College recipients of the Kaplan awards will receive the £3,000 Progression Impact Scholarship, deducted from first-year tuition fees, on successful progression to their UoL degree programme.

To be eligible for our Impact Progression Scholarships, students must apply for one of the Kaplan Impact Scholarships demonstrating their commitment to making an impact across issues of importance to the University and Kaplan. Themes include:

Women in STEM
Career Focus (Employability)

Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship for China

  • International students
  • China

Details are:
1 (one) Full scholarship
2 (two) £10,000 scholarships
5 (five) £5,000 scholarships
10 (ten) £1,000 scholarships
All scholarships will be awarded after the formal registration at the University and will take the form of a fee waiver.

Please note: This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships or bursaries provided by the University.

Entry requirements

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Your qualification Requirements

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Postgraduate entry requirements

You will normally need a 2:1 honours degree or above, or equivalent. This degree should include a substantial anatomical component, for example a BSc (Hons) Anatomy or similar, or be a relevant pre-clinical or clinical degree, such as an MBChB programme.

International qualifications

If you hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, but don’t meet our entry requirements, a Pre-Master’s can help you gain a place. This specialist preparation course for postgraduate study is offered on campus at the University of Liverpool International College, in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. Although there’s no direct Pre-Master’s route to this PGCert, completing a Pre-Master’s pathway can guarantee you a place on many other postgraduate courses at The University of Liverpool.

About our entry requirements

Our entry requirements may change from time to time both according to national application trends and the availability of places at Liverpool for particular courses. We review our requirements before the start of the new application cycle each year and publish any changes on our website so that applicants are aware of our typical entry requirements before they submit their application.

We believe in treating applicants as individuals, and in making offers that are appropriate to their personal circumstances and background. Therefore the offer any individual applicant receives may differ slightly from the typical offer quoted on the website.

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