M.Sc. (Anatomical Sciences)
The Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen's University offers a 16 month Master of Science program in Anatomical Sciences.
This program is structured around three pillars of competency (content, pedagogy, inquiry) and designed to educate students interested in the art of teaching and designing curricula in the anatomical sciences.
"This program is one of the most well rounded and well equipped of its kind. It presents students with an array of opportunities for skill development, and the people that are/or have been a part of it are the testament to this fact. While challenging at times, the knowledge and experiences you gain are totally worth it."
—Maria Komisarenko, Class of 2011
Degrees Offered / Length of Program
- M.Sc.: 16 months, full time
Method of Completion
- M.Sc. in Anatomical Sciences: course work, practicum and thesis (with defense)
Principles of Teaching & Learning, Microteaching, Curriculum Design, Advanced Gross Anatomy, Advanced Topics in Embryology, Advanced Topics in Neuroanatomy, Advanced Topics in Histology & Histology Techniques, Independent Studies in Anatomy & Cell Biology/Pedogogy.
Includes Emblaming Techniques, Freeze Drying Techniques, Plastination Techniques, Museum Specimen Production, Electronic Media, Digital Imaging Techniques for Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy & Histology, Lecturing & Demonstrating.
Dr. Ronald Easteal -Associate Professor in Anatomy & Cell Biology has been teaching anatomy at Queen's since 1975. Has introduced many innovative methods in educating students in the field of Anatomical Sciences and has authored/coauthored several learning resources that have been valued by our anatomy students since 2004. Dr. Easteal was the recipient of the 2007 Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award, Queen's University.
Dr. Leslie MacKenzie -Associate Professor and Director of the Pattern II M.Sc. program in Anatomical Sciences. Over the past decade, Dr. MacKenzie has distinguished himself as an outstanding educator in anatomy. Dr. MacKenzie was the recipient of the 2009 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching at Queen's University, attesting to his committment and innovators in undergraduate education in anatomy.
Dr. Stephen C. Pang - a Professor and Former Head of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology. His research program focuses on the structure and function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease. More recently, Dr. Pang's research also encompasses the establishment of polymeric devices for peptide drug delivery (with Dr. Brian Amsen, Chemical Engineer, Queen's) and the development of tissue-engineered cartilage for joint repair (with Dr. Stephen Waldman, Mechanical & Materials Engineer, Queen's). Over the past twenty years, Dr. Pang has been actively establishing internet-based learning resources for students and teachers of Anatomy leading to the debut in 2000 of an internet-based learning resource named Gross Anatomy and Histology Image Catalogue (GAHIC). Dr. Pang was the recipient of the 1998-99 Health Sciences Education Award, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University.
Dr. Conrad Reifel - a Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology at Queen's. Over the past three decades, Dr. Reifel focuses his effort in teaching Gross Anatomy and Embryology in the Medical and Life Sciences program as well as organizes the Prosection Program at Queen's University. Dr. Reifel has won the Aesculapian Lectureship Award, School of Medicine at Queen's University for the past ten consecutive years.
"The Pattern 2 program gives its students numerous opportunities to develop teaching and research skills. The faculty and staff are always there to support your ideas and help you achieve the goals you set for yourself!"
—Andrea Azente, Class of 2010
Graduates of our M.Sc. Anatomical Sciences program have pursued careers at both Canadian and foreign colleges and universities as health services education co-ordinators or have gone on to further their education as medical students or Ph.D. students.
Funding for students enrolled in our M.Sc, Anatomical Sciences program is variable.
- Grades: 75% over 2nd to 4th years, over all courses taken
- M.Sc. Anatomical Sciences: recognized honours degree with a background in Biology or Health Sciences or equivalent professional degrees (BN.Sc., B.Sc. PT).
If required, TOEFL scores of 550 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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