The Postgraduate Diploma in Anatomy (Pg Dip. Anat.) is a programme designed to provide postgraduate training in Human Anatomy. It is intended for graduates to acquire and widen their knowledge in Human Anatomy.

These innovative 18 months weekend Diploma programme would provide a solid foundation in Human Anatomy as a basis for teaching, research and clinical work. It considers all aspects of Anatomy through human cadaver dissections, microscopic anatomy, radiological anatomy (Imaging), developmental anatomy and clinical anatomy.

This programme incorporates a strong practical component supplemented by lectures, small group discussions and tutorials. Graduates will gain subject specific knowledge and skills through coursework.

It is an attractive option for individuals to enhance their knowledge and practical skills in Human Anatomy, pursuing either an academic or clinical career.

Knowledge in Anatomy forms the basic foundation on which all disciplines in the medical curriculum are built upon. Hence an in-depth knowledge in the subject would no doubt be beneficial to an individual intending to pursue a career in Anatomy or in a related fi eld.

  • To educate and train individuals in Human Anatomy.
  • To develop a career in Anatomy.
  • To impart knowledge in Anatomy pertaining to its clinical and surgical relevance.
  • To provide a foundation for research.

(a) A Medical/Dental degree registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

(b) Satisfactory completion of internship acceptable to the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

(c) Satisfactory completion of one year of post internship in Medical/ Clinical practice or teaching in a university/public/private sector institution in Sri Lanka acceptable to the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM).

(d) The criteria prescribed in paragraphs (a) to (c) must be satisfied by the applicants as at the date of closure of applications, provided that where a short-fall has occurred due to any reasons including sick, maternity or other leave approved by the Board of Study and Board of Management. The doctor concerned should complete such a shortfall in order to become eligible to apply.


(e) Graduate non-medical lecturers in a Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Allied Health sciences with at least three years of experience in teaching.

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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