Functional Anatomy for Pre-Med/Pre-Health Students

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Functional Anatomy for Pre-Med/Pre-Health Students

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology, Health Science, Neuroscience, Nursing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Students will be expected to be Pre-Med/Pre-Health or Science majors, going into their third (junior) year of study.

    A GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale is required.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The University of Glasgow is pleased to be able to offer a very special course aimed at Pre-Med or Pre-Health students intending to apply to a US Medical School/Professional Health programme in the USA. The course has been specially designed to give students a real advantage over their peers and will allow them to:

    • learn basic medical terminology
    • learn core concepts in regional anatomy
    • learn clinical correlations and applications of anatomy
    • learn basic radiology

    Using extensive experience of writing and running anatomy courses at an US-accredited medical school, the College have prepared a course that both caters to senior undergraduates intent on medical school, and smoothly takes their anatomy knowledge to the medical school level and beyond.

    Course Features:
    The course will feature:

    • Structure. 5 blocks (2 weeks each) dedicated to each region of the body. You?ll cover the complete body, using real specimens, historic collections and the latest technology.
    • Clinical applications. Everything you learn will be related to clinical practice and real problems.
    • Skills development. Prepare, get assessed and receive lots of feedback on skills very relevant to clinical practice. These include giving presentations, reading radiographs, handling instruments and palpating landmarks.
    • Hunterian Anatomy Museum. This famous collection of anatomical specimens dates back to the 18th Century, with a large part of William Hunter's specimens forming the basis for the collection. Alongside his famous specimens are equally interesting collections from the Regius Professors of Anatomy at the University of Glasgow, and a large number of plastinated specimens prepared by more contemporary members of staff. As a study space, reference source and classroom you?ll be impressed by all that this facility has to offer.

    Course load:
    The course will form 1/ 3 of a semester's courseload at the University of Glasgow; i.e. it will be worth 20 Scotcat Credits (out of a possible 60 for a full load).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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