MCA Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Clinical Anatomy (MCA) program is to provide clinically relevant content knowledge, coupled with experiential learning activities for developing skills in teaching and education research, as well as for enhancing advancement to professional health care programs.

The program is designed so that students can complete the requirements in a year and a half. A portion of the curriculum is offered online to complement classroom and laboratory learning. At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to: 

  • demonstrate knowledge of the anatomical sciences (neuroanatomy, gross anatomy, embryology, and histology) at a level necessary for instruction within a professional program
  • design and deliver effective instructional activities appropriate for a cadaveric dissection course
  • design and deliver effective instructional activities appropriate for individual, small group, large group, and laboratory settings
  • evaluate the effectiveness of educational instruction using both formative and summative methods
  • practice effective methods of self-reflection on the nature, quality, and impact of instructional activities for learning