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Undergraduate teaching

The Department teaches medical, veterinary and science undergraduates within the framework laid down by the Faculty Board of Biology. Courses are organised within a framework known as the Tripos with the first two years (Parts Ia and Ib) providing a broad grounding, and the third year (Part II) normally being specialised. The Department provides lectures, practicals, dissection sessions, research projects and some seminars with the Colleges delivering small-group teaching in the form of supervisions.

The Department places a very high value on the quality of its teaching. We regularly monitor the content and effectiveness of each of our teaching programmes, and provide constructive feedback and training advice for our teaching staff. In 2019, Cambridge University was ranked No 1 worldwide for the study of the anatomy and physiology.

All of the on-line teaching material is available on the CamTools and Moodle systems. You will need to be registered in order to access this material, and you will also need a Raven password. Please contact if you have any query.

Part IA courses

Part IB courses

Part II courses

Information for supervisors