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Study Anatomy

The inside story

Anatomy at Otago is about more than just bones and muscles: it's about people. How we begin life and how we develop, how we move and how we function, how we remember and how we forget.

It's about the various journeys we have taken from our ancient past, and the issues we face as individuals and populations today. It's about us. Our story.

What does a degree in Anatomy involve?

The University of Otago is the only university in New Zealand that offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Anatomy.

Here, you'll be exposed to a diverse range of teaching methods and subjects as they learn all about the how and why the human body performs the way it does.

Along the way, you'll learn about cell biology, neurobiology, clinical and functional anatomy, body systems, reproductive biology, and developmental biology.

Where can a career in Anatomy take you?

Graduates with a degree in Anatomy have a wide range of career possibilities ahead of them.

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work in medical laboratories, teaching and research positions at tertiary institutions and sales and marketing for medical and pharmaceutical companies, to name a few.

Further information

The Department of Anatomy website has more detailed information about the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Anatomy.

Please contact the department if you have any questions:

Tel 64 3 479 7362