What is Anatomical Sciences?
Anatomy is the science that studies the structure and the form of the different organisms including humans, and the relationships of their parts. The subject can be divided into 'Gross Anatomy' - the study of structures that we can see with the naked eyes (organs and systems of the body) and 'Microscopic Anatomy' - the study of the different components of these structures (tissues – histology and cells - cytology) under the microscope.
This course is for students interested in all aspects of biology relevant to human structure and function, but other species are also considered. It covers structure from the classical whole human body to the tissue, cellular and sub-cellular organization, and relates structure to function in the adult and during embryonic development.
The understanding of anatomy and the different anatomical systems (e.g. skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, nervous systems,…) and components (e.g. myocytes – muscle cells, neurons,…) has a major repercussion in modern medicine, pathology and in the comprehension of human evolution. So the Anatomical Sciences course is extremely suitable for all students interested in all biological aspects related to human structure, function and dysfunction (pathology).
Anatomical model of a human torso.