Department of Anatomy

Anatomy is the study of the structure of the human body. It is upon this structure that the events (function) of life occur.  Indeed, Hippocrates (Father of Medicine) was correct when he stated that “The Structure of the human body is the beginning of Medical Science.” At the department, we are committed to the teaching of human anatomy in a clinically relevant way as well as advancing the frontiers of research in this area.  We strive to inculcate in our students a burning desire and an unquenchable passion for the study of Anatomy.

The department is divided into units; the Gross Anatomy unit (Study of the body’s structure using the unaided eye), the Histology unit (study of the human tissues using the microscope), the embryology unit (study of the early development of the human embryo) and the Genetics unit (study of heredity).Vision


To be a Leader in integrated and interdisciplinary teaching and research in basic and applied Human Anatomy geared towards health care needs of humanity.


A centre for learning and excellence, preparing students for medical professional training, academic pursuits and responsible global citizenship while enabling a constant intellectual culture that seeks to bridge the basic science and clinical practice whose ultimate aim is the advancement of the health of humanity.

Core values

-To promote freedom of thought and academic enquiry

-To demonstrate sensitivity to student welfare and staff needs

-To be a leader with regards interdisciplinary teaching and research in response to changing global trends

-To imbibe an attitude of concerted collective effort in our students for the attainment of set goals.

-To inculcate an attitude of service in the training of tomorrow’s leaders.