European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 11 - Number S1
Eur J Anat, 11 (S1): 3-18 (2007)

A core syllabus in anatomy for medical students - Adding common sense to need to know

McHanwell S., Davies D.C., Morris J., Parkin I., Whiten S., Atkinson M., Dyball R., Ockleford C., Standring S., Wilton J.

Oral Biology, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4BW, United Kingdom; Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield, Addison Building, Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom; Department of Basic Medical Sciences, St. George's University of London, Cranmer Terrace, Tooting, London, SW17 0RE, United Kingdom; University of Cambridge, Anatomy Building, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DY, United Kingdom; Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QX, United Kingdom; Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre, Department of Medicine, Lancaster University, LA1 4YW, United Kingdom; Cuschieri Surgical Skills Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY; Department of Anatomy and Human Sciences, King's College London, Guy's Campus, London SE1 1UL; Bute Medical School, St. Andrew's Fife, KY16 9TS, United Kingdom; Human Anatomy Centre, Department of Physiology, Neuroscience and Development, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DY; Oral Biology, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, United Kingdom

ABSTRACT A satisfactory knowledge of topographical anatomy is one of the key foundations of safe and effective medical practice. Existing curriculum guidelines in the UK and Ireland from bodies including the General Medical Council, the Medical Council of Ireland and Scottish Doctors do not provide detailed guidance on curriculum content in respect of individual subjects. This paper describes a core syllabus in anatomy developed by the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland detailing the level of knowledge that we believe should be the minimum expected of a recently-qualified medical graduate in the UK and Ireland about to embark upon their two year Foundation training.

Keywords: anatomy, conference paper, curriculum, education program, human, medical education, medical practice, medical society, medical student, practice guideline, United Kingdom

European Journal of anatomy
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