Department of Anatomy at a glance

Anatomy, one of the basic pillars of all medical fields of study for a strong foundation in human biology is quintessential to understand human diseases in its entirety. And teaching in Human Anatomy at College of Medicine and Health Sciences started since 2008.

In the beginning, due to lack of specialized staff teaching was done on a theoretical basis, but soon School of Medicine temporarily had a room at Main Campus where dissection of cadaver was first introduced in 2010 and later, it was shifted to Nech Sar Campus along with the College.

Teaching courses such as gross, neuro, microscopic and developmental Anatomy continues and by 2015, there was Anatomy unit that was managing everything. In 2017, it introduced Master program in Clinical Anatomy and a year later it got metamorphosed into Department of Anatomy.



The department aspires to be the best in imparting Master program thus producing potential professionals across Ethiopia.


Department aspires to excel in teaching, research and community service activities al all levels


Ø To offer courses in gross, microscopic  and developmental anatomy to UG, paramedical students and to PG students in Clinical Anatomy and other programs.

Ø To carry out basic, applied and interdisciplinary biomedical researches


Ø To advance existing curriculum to create next generation of innovative clinical anatomy education and research for health sciences practice

Ø To promote development of new curriculum in mortuary science

Ø To open up an embalming center to serve community and generate an income

Students’ statistics

The department currently teaches over 11 students in Master program. The first batch of students are hoped to be graduated at the end of 2018 academic year.

Academic Programs


Ø Gross Anatomy

Ø Histology

Ø Embryology

Master (MSc)

Ø Clinical Anatomy

Departmental Units

Ø Gross Anatomy

Ø Histology & Embryology

Staff Profile

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Department Head, Mr Abinet Gebremickael

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Telephone: +251925924290/+251941235750

PO Box: 21