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MSc in Anatomical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen's University offers a 16-month MSc Program in Anatomical Sciences. This program is structured around three pillars of competency (content, pedagogy, inquiry) and designed to educate students in the art of teaching and designing curricula in Anatomical Sciences.

Program Overview:

Principles of Teaching and Learning


Advanced Gross Anatomy

Advanced Topics in Embryology

Advanced Topics in Neuroanatomy

Advanced Topics in Histology and Histology Techniques

Independent Studies in Anatomy and Cell Biology/Pedagogy

Curriculum Design


Embalming Techniques

Freeze Drying Techniques

Plastination Techniques

Museum Specimen Production

Electronic Media

Digital Imaging Techniques for Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Histology

Lecturing and Demonstrating

Minimum Entrance Requirements & Application Procedure

Candidates will be required to have completed a recognized B.Sc degree with a background in Biology or Health Sciences or the equivalent professional degree (BNSc, BSc, in Physiotherapy, etc.). The minimum entrance average is set at B+ in the 2nd through 4th year of study.

Interested individuals are asked to apply electronically through the School of Graduate Studies and Research at:

Application deadline is February 15th. Short listed candidates will be interviewed in April for a September start.


Rachel Batson  |  Graduate Studies Assistant  |  Department of Biomedical And Molecular Sciences

Botterell Hall—Room 563  |  18 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON  |  Canada, K7L 3N6

Phone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 77155  |  Fax: (613) 533-2022  |  Email:

Core Faculty:
Dr. Ronald Easteal
Dr. Charles Graham
Dr. Stephen C. Pang

Dr. Les W. MacKenzie Director, MSc Program in Anatomical Sciences
Dr. Lynne Postovit  Department Head

Earl Donaldson
Logan Bale
Ashley Sheridan

Faculty Members:

Dr. Ronald Easteal

Dr. Easteal is an Associate Professor in Anatomy and Cell Biology and has been teaching Anatomy at Queen’s University since 1975. He is a mining engineer and obtained his PhD degree in Anatomy at Queen’s University. Dr. Easteal has introduced many innovative methods in educating students in the field of Anatomical Sciences and has authored/coauthored several learning resources that have been valued by our anatomy students since 2004. Dr. Easteal was the recipient of the 2007 Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award, Queen’s University.

Dr. Charles Graham

Professor and Former Head of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology. His research group studies various aspects of cancer progression and the biology of the human placenta and pregnancy complications. Their cancer studies have led to the discovery of mechanisms by which the local tumour microenvironment contributes to the acquisition of metastatic behaviour, ability to evade immune destruction, and resistance to therapy in malignant cells. Their research on pregnancy aims for a better understanding of how adequate placentation is important for a healthy pregnancy; they also study the role of maternal inflammation in the development of pregnancy complications and how complications of pregnancy contribute to increased risk of disease in later life. Dr. Graham has coordinated the Anatomy and Cell Biology graduate program for several years and also coordinates the graduate field in Reproduction and Development.

Dr. Leslie MacKenzie

Dr. MacKenzie is Associate Professor and the Director of the Pattern II MSc Program in Anatomical Sciences.  Over the past decade, Dr. MacKenzie has distinguished himself as an outstanding educator in Anatomy. Dr. MacKenzie was the recipient of the 2009 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching at Queen’s University, attesting to his commitment and innovations in undergraduate education in Anatomy.

Dr. Stephen C. Pang

Dr. Pang is Professor and Former Head (1996-2001; 2002-2007) of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Queen’s University.  His research program focuses on the structure and function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease.  More recently, Dr. Pang’s research also encompasses the establishment of polymeric devices for peptide drug delivery (with Dr. Brian Amsden, Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University) and the development of tissue-engineered cartilage for joint repair (with Dr. Stephen Waldman, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University).  Over the past twenty years, he has been actively establishing internet-based learning resources for students and teachers of Anatomy leading to the debut in 2000 of an internet-based learning resource named Gross Anatomy and Histology Image Catalogue (GAHIC).  Dr. Pang was the recipient of the 1998-99 Health Sciences Education Award, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University.


“The professors really helped cultivate my interests in anatomy by being supportive of all my academic endeavours.”

- Richard Huang, Class of 2010