UCT Human Skeletal Repository
Welcome to UCT's Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology in the Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town.
The Division is diverse bringing together human anatomy, culture and history, evolution and adaptation of the human form including biological aspects of human body size, shape and function. We teach clinical anatomy through dissection and lecture with undergraduate and postgraduate students in Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and BSc Med Honours programmes, as well as run the Biological Anthropology programme. We offer an honours in Applied Anatomy and Biological Anthropology, as well as Masters and PhD by research. Students are provided with hands-on learning experiences through the instruction of dissection, experimentation, case studies and field experiences; this is where students observe the practical applications for the information learned. We use a range of learning styles, innovative teaching methods and incorporate information from our research and experience to advance the knowledge of our students. Critical and logical thinking skills are essential these are applied through course content and problem solving exercises to improve student learning and success.