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Microscopic Anatomy

Structures not visible to the unaided eye. 2 divisions - 1.Cytology 2.Histology

Macroscopic (Gross) Anatomy

Structures studied with the unaided eye. 8 Divisions - 1.Developmental Anatomy 2.Embryology 3.Pathologic Anatomy 4.Radiography 5.Regional Anatomy 6.Systemic Anatomy 7.Surface Anatomy 8.Surgical Anatomy


Study of cells


Study of tissues

Developmental Anatomy

Studies changes in structure from conception through maturity


Studies changes up to birth

Pathologic Anatomy

Studies changes due to disease; study of abnormal structures

Radiographic Anatomy

Study of body using various imaging techniques such as x-rays

Regional Anatomy

Approach used in medical school - eg/ studies all structures associated with the hand or neck

Systemic Anatomy

Approach used in introductory courses; studies the body system by system

Surface Anatomy

Study of surface form (morphology) or structures of the exterior body

Surgical Anatomy

Studies anatomical structures, landmarks, etc, useful to surgeons before surgery

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