Anatomy is the foundation of all medical sciences and forms the basis for the practice of medicine. It is a branch of Biology and Medicine which provides medical graduates with knowledge and skills to practice Medicine scientifically.
Knowledge in Anatomy both macroscopic and microscopic provides the clinician a better understanding of diseases, as it forms the basis of a physical examination and the imaging techniques used for diagnosis. In the field of Allied Health Sciences, it plays a pivotal role in the provision of proper patient care.
"Those who have dissected or inspected many bodies
have at least learned to doubt,
while those who are ignorant of anatomy and
do not take the trouble to attend to it,
are in no doubt at all."
Giovanni Morgagni– Father of Morbid Anatomy