Study anatomy online

Anatomy is a fascinating field of study. It’s so intriguing, in fact, that both the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Greeks wrote about many of the human body’s organs and structures. The subject has come a long way since then, and we now understand the way living things are organised in microscopic detail. If you want to improve your knowledge in this area, one of our online anatomy courses is the ideal place to start.

Our courses are 100% online, so you have the freedom and flexibility to study whenever suits you. We offer a range of course types, including free short courses, programs and degrees. If you join the anatomy program, you can complete a series of in-depth anatomy courses and develop your expertise.

Gain anatomy certifications and CPD

If you’re interested in gaining a professional certification, several of our anatomy courses are CPD certified, meaning they have been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. This can be great for your professional development and help you work towards your career goals.

You can also receive a digital certificate when you complete a short course if you choose to upgrade with us. You can upload your certificate to LinkedIn or attach it to your CV to demonstrate your capability and interest in anatomy.

Build your career in anatomy

If you want to eventually work in a career related to anatomy, our courses are a great way to learn the necessary skills. There are a wide range of exciting anatomy careers to choose from, such as a doctor, medical researcher and forensic scientist. Jobs in healthcare are in high demand, offer fantastic salaries, and bring the personal satisfaction of making a difference to the health and lives of others.

There are no shortages in jobs related to anatomy, as medical professionals and teachers are always in demand. This means you won’t have to worry about a lack of jobs, and instead, you just need to focus on finding your area of interest. There is often new research being done in the field of anatomy, making it an exciting career choice.

Anatomy and technology

As you learn about the basics of human anatomy, you’ll cover topics such as the correct terminology to use, the way different systems work, and how function and structure intersect. If you’re interested in the fundamentals of the human body, this is a good place to start.

Additionally, one of the intriguing recent developments in the field of anatomy is the role technology can play. Whether it’s 3D printing technologies, statistical shape modelling, or virtual reality, the opportunities to understand and research anatomy are rapidly changing. With our online anatomy courses, you can delve into some of these fascinating areas.

Your options for studying anatomy

We’ve partnered with UK universities and other well-recognised global universities, such as the University of Michigan, to bring you a range of courses where you can either gain an introduction to anatomy or build on your current skills. These courses can help you upskill to a new role or develop your professional credentials.

We offer a range of course types, from free short courses to programs. Our short courses take between two and ten weeks to complete and offer an overview of anatomy or a particular topic within it. If you decide to complete a program, you will receive a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study and deeper subject knowledge.


What is anatomy?

Anatomy is defined as the branch of biology concerned with the bodily structures of humans, animals and other living things. The subject of anatomy is one that’s relevant to all of us – we all have a body, after all. Understanding the countless processes, functions, and structures that give us life is also relevant to many different fields. Whether for general interest or for your career ambitions, we have a range of learning opportunities that can help to build your understanding.

Can I learn anatomy online?

Anatomy courses are a great way to introduce you to the science or help you build your skills and knowledge to supplement practical training. Our anatomy courses are completely online and don’t require any in-person teaching, so you’re free to study whenever suits you. You can also learn from anywhere in the world, as long as you have access to a digital device.

What are the top anatomy courses?

If you’re a beginner at anatomy, we have a short course called Introduction to Anatomy: Learning the Anatomical Alphabet by Charles Sturt University, which will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of anatomy. We also have a course called Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen, designed for students trying to decide which course to take at university.

If you’re looking for something more in-depth, you can enrol on our Anatomy Program. There you will learn about everything from human neuroanatomy to cardiovascular systems, and ultimately, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to decide whether anatomy is your passion.

Is it difficult to study anatomy?

There is a lot to learn in the world of anatomy but the difficulty will depend on the area you’re studying. For example, an anatomy program will require more knowledge, hard work and attention than learning on a short anatomy course.

It will also help if you’re passionate about anatomy and have an interest in biology and the human body. However, no matter what you choose, our courses are designed by successful anatomy experts who will help you to succeed in your studies.

How do I start a career in anatomy?

There are several different potential careers you can get into if you’re interested in anatomy, including a doctor, vet, teacher, medical scientist and forensic scientist. Most of these jobs will require specific education and training, but as they require a great deal of commitment, it can be useful to try an online course and see if you’re passionate about anatomy and physiology first.

To help you figure out which aspect of anatomy you’re interested in, you can try one of our online short courses and use the opportunity to learn about fundamental concepts. If you decide you’re serious about a career in anatomy, you can enrol on our program to prepare you for further education and training.

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