For subjects like Human Anatomy, the list of potential books is very limited, but I'm more interested in how the course is structured. Which anatomical structures or body regions are highlighted or covered, whether the syllabi uses systems or regional approach etc.
It would certainly make this kind of citation analysis much easier and more accurate. Syllabi are tricky to work with because there's basically no standardization in how texts are referenced / assigned. Sometimes there's a full, structured bibliographic citation, but more often it's just a title / author pair, and the formatting can vary widely. It's an interesting information extraction problem.
Edit: user whyenot illustrated what I should have investigated myself, which is that "syllabuses" is totally fine. Ouch! Downvotes richly deserved!