Functional Anatomy

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Functional Anatomy

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Anatomy, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Applicants should have a strong background in University-level Biology or successful completion (pass) of a University-level Anatomy course. 

  • 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

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3.5 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Overview:

    This course is designed for students intending to apply for medical (or dental) school, or those currently enrolled in a clinical school that lacks hands-on anatomical experiences. 

    This course aims to:

    • introduce and demonstrate the use of medical and anatomical terminology
    • introduce the principles of identification of anatomical structures in medical images
    • help you develop an understanding of gross anatomy
    • help you to demonstrate clinical application of anatomical knowledge
    • aid the development of your critical observation and dissection skills.

    The key themes include; the gross anatomy of the back and limbs, the face and neck, the thorax, and the abdomen and pelvis.

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • describe structures using appropriate anatomical and medical terminology
    • identify structures on images
    • identify structures on professionally dissected specimens or anatomical images
    • discuss applications of anatomical knowledge to clinical situations
    • demonstrate proficiency in critical observation and dissection skills.



    • Dissection project (10%)
    • Four quiz assessments, one after each block (10% each)
    • Final multiple choice question exam (50%)


    •  Applicants should have a strong background in University-level Biology or successful completion (pass) of a University-level Anatomy course
    • The course particularly complements the Bioscience for Global Health available during block two – you may wish to consider taking them both.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.