Human Anatomy Challenge Exam

The Human Anatomy Challenge Exam is offered on select dates, and is available to applicants submitting an application for the September 2017 intake of the MOT program. Your eligibility for an interview and/or admission into the program will be based on attaining the minimum required grade as outlined below.

The Human Anatomy Challenge Exam has been established for applicants of the MOT program who wish to demonstrate the skill set and knowledge base in gross human anatomy required by all applicants prior to entry.  This exam is best suited for applicants who have a strong understanding of gross human anatomy, and who have:

  • Completed a course that has been reviewed but is not accepted to fulfill the Human Anatomy requirement due to lack of required content.
  • Completed a course that covers the required content but was offered through an institution that is not recognized.

This exam is only recommended for applicants who have a strong understanding of gross human anatomy.  Applicants will successfully challenge the Human Anatomy requirement if a grade of 60% or higher is received on this exam. Applicants can only sit the Human Anatomy Challenge Exam once per application year.

The exam is multiple-choice, and applicants will be given 1.5 hours to complete the exam under the supervision of an invigilator.  Notes or study materials of any kind are not allowed in the examination room.  Applicants will be tested on the content required of an accepted Human Anatomy course, which includes:

  • Bones, joints, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels in the upper limbs of the human body
  • Bones, joints, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels in the lower limbs of the human body
  • Bones, joints, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels in the back and thorax of the human body

All sittings of the Human Anatomy Challenge Exam will take place in the Department of Occupational Science at Occupational Therapy, which is located in the UBC Hospital in Vancouver.  The examination room will accommodate a maximum of 5 applicants per sitting.

A non-refundable fee of $250 is required to sit the Human Anatomy Challenge Exam.  The fee can only be paid by cheque or money order (payable to the University of British Columbia) and mailed or dropped off to:

Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Attention: MOT Admissions
T325 – 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5

To register for the Human Anatomy Challenge Exam, please email us at mot.admissions@ubc.ca for details and instructions.

The deadline to submit the registration form and fee is 14 business days before the date selected for the exam. Your seat in the exam is not confirmed until payment has been received.