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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience


Course organiser: Cecilia Brassett (


The Head and Neck Anatomy course continues the topographical anatomy teaching from the Functional Architecture of the Body course in MVST Part IA. The course will be taught during the Michaelmas Term with lectures, prosections classes, and an applied anatomy session. There will be a revision session towards the end of Lent Term.


The HNA course will provide students with an understanding of the structure and organisation of the human head and neck, with a focus on the relationship of structure to function. The course will enable students to know the anatomical basis for clinical examination, as well as using their anatomical knowledge to understand common pathological conditions and interpret diagnostic images.


The HNA course will be examined in a 1.5 hour written paper at the end of Lent Term. The 2nd MB component comprises a 45-minute practical steeplechase exam with prosected specimens, while the Tripos section will consist of short answer questions to be completed in 45 minutes.