Musculoskeletal and neuroanatomy are core components of the year one curriculum of the Occupational Therapy programme at the University of Liverpool. We assayed an innovative approach to teaching this using the ‘flipped classroom’. This involved students viewing online presentations prior to class, followed by small-group practical sessions aimed at consolidation of learning and focusing on ‘hands-on’ practical anatomy skills. We will explore the theoretical background of the ‘flipped classroom’ and present some initial encouraging findings on our students’ satisfaction and engagement. We will also make some suggestions about developing this approach and outline some steps for the future.