The Postgraduate Diploma in Anatomy, PGDip (Anatomy), which is a Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) level 8 programme, is designed to provide postgraduate training in Human Anatomy. It is intended for graduates to acquire and widen their knowledge in Human Anatomy.

This innovative 12 month, weekend Postgraduate Diploma programme will 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, Developmental Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy.

This programme incorporates a strong practical component supplemented by lectures, small group discussions and tutorials. Candidates will gain subject-specific knowledge and skills through coursework. The course work will be conducted on a hybrid mode – online and onsite.

It is an attractive option for individuals to enhance their knowledge and practical skills in Human Anatomy, pursuing either an academic or clinical career. As knowledge in Anatomy forms the basic foundation on which all disciplines in the medical curriculum are built upon, an in-depth knowledge of the subject would no doubt be beneficial to an individual intending to pursue a career in Anatomy or in a related field.

At the end of the training programme, trainees will be able to,

  • apply anatomical principles in teaching, research and clinical practice
  • apply the practical knowledge and skills gained in gross, microscopic and radiological anatomy in teaching, research and clinical work
  • engage in self-directed learning with the aim of improving clinical practice and becoming a life-long learner
  • critically evaluate scientific literature in view of undertaking evidence based practice
  • apply sound ethical principles in teaching, research and clinical practice

(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 clinical practice or teaching in a university/public/private sector institution  in Sri Lanka acceptable to the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM).

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

(e) The criteria prescribed in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) or (d) must be satisfied by the applicant as at the date of closure of the applications. When there is a short-fall due to any reason such as sick, maternity or other leave, approval should be obtained by the Board of Study and Board of Management.

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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