Anatomy describes the structure and location of the different components of an organism to provide a framework for understanding. Human anatomy studies the way that every part of a human, from molecules to bones, interacts to form a functional whole.
There are two major types of anatomy.
Gross anatomy can be further subdivided into three different fields:
Regional anatomy is widely used in modern teaching because it is easier to apply to a clinical setting than systemic anatomy. The major anatomy textbook, Gray’s Anatomy, has recently been reorganized from a systems format to a regional format to reflect this preference. Surface anatomy is also widely used to gauge the position and structure of deeper organs, tissues, and systems.
Within microscopic anatomy, two topics of study are of great importance:
The human body has many layers of organization. Biological systems consist of organs that consist of tissues, and tissue in turn is made up of cells and connective tissue. Microscopic anatomy allows one to focus on these tissues and cells.
Welcome to the Department of Anatomy & Histology at IMTU! The history of anatomy has been an evolving understanding of organs and structures in the body. Beginning in Ancient Greece and developing through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, methods of studying anatomy have advanced dramatically. This field has moved from examination of animals and cadavers through invasive dissection to the technologically complex techniques developed in the 20th century, such as non-invasive imaging and radiology.
Generally, medical & allied health students learn about the human body from anatomical models, skeletons, textbooks, diagrams, photographs, lectures, and tutorials. Medical and dental students also learn through the dissection and inspection of cadavers. A thorough working knowledge of anatomy is required for all medical professionals, especially surgeons and doctors working in diagnostic specialties such as radiology which forms the discipline of clinical anatomy.
At IMTU Basic and Clinical Anatomy is taught across all the programmes namely MBBS, BSc Medical Laboratory Technology, BSc Nursing, MMed, and MSc Anatomy.
The Department will realize its mission and vision for the future in teaching, research and clinical practice.
We, the academic, technical and support staff will: