KNUST School of Medical Sciences postgraduate Studies Anatomy
Postgraduate Study in our Department
PhD in Human Anatomy and Cell Biology
The PhD comprises a taught course followed by a three-year research component. Progression to the research component is contingent on passing the taught course component. Projects for the PhD programme may be chosen from any of those currently available in the department, after consultation with the relevant member of staff. Alternatively, candidates may choose to consult with staff to determine the projects to be pursued in the following year/discuss their research interests. Students considering postgraduate training in this department are encouraged to identify their area of interest and make direct contact with the academic staff to discuss project availability. The research component begins with an induction programme to provide the framework around which the research training is formulated.
MSc Mortuary Science and Management
Mortuary Science and Management is a unique one calendar year programme that combines the study of behavioural, physical, and applied sciences with the intent of preparing graduates for careers as knowledgeable, skilled, and innovative as funeral service professionals. Graduates of this programme will be able to serve the bereaved in a manner that is competent, dignified, and caring. Graduates will offer support to the bereaved, prepare the body of the deceased for final disposition according to the survivors’ and/or deceased’s wishes, manage and secure legal documentation, manage all mortuary business operations, counsel survivors about the options available to them and assist survivors adapt to changes in their lives subsequent to a death, by providing counselling and support.
MSc Postgraduate Taught Courses (opportunities starting in 2012)
We offer one calendar year postgraduate taught courses in Forensic Science and Toxicology and Morphological Diagnostics. There is a great demand for biomedical scientists trained in the knowledge base and skills that form the basis of these degree programmes with employment opportunities in the Police Service, Standards Board, and Academia. These courses begin with a two-week multi-disciplinary practical training programme, which aims to revise and update fundamental practical techniques and introduce advanced research methods. The emphasis is on stimulating research across disciplines by raising awareness of the opportunities afforded by complementary technologies. The introductory programme is followed by Non-laboratory based training for all postgraduate students in the Department on the following:
●Writing and Communication Skills
●Networking and Teamworking
●Funding for Research
First or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours degree in a Biomedical Science Subject.
How to apply
You must complete the University application form. Prospective students must provide a synopsis and indicate at least one preferred supervisor
For general enquiries contact the departmental office
- Telephone + 233 3220 63614/62189/62190/63251
- Fax + 233 3220 62932/60302