School of Anatomy

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Applied Anatomy is a unique facility committed to delivering exceptional undergraduate teaching to medical, dental and veterinary students. The centre has both human and veterinary dissecting rooms where students are taught using effective modern technology. The centre’s research is concentrated in musculoskeletal science and neuroendocrinology, with members of each group involved in basic and applied research.

The centre encompasses the University of Bristol Clinical Training Centre which hosts advanced and specialist courses in surgical skills and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The training centre is run by our highly qualified, experienced support team backed up by professional anatomists and clinicians. It is a national leader in the field offering a range of superb facilities which support the use of embalmed and fresh frozen human and animal cadaveric material, underpinning excellent training from undergraduate level to consultant surgeon.

The centre relies heavily on the generosity of members of the public who bequeath their bodies to the centre in order to offer this essential training. The centre also provides material and support for many clinically related research projects. The clinical training courses offered by the centre are currently dental, orthopaedic, laparoscopic and plastic surgery, and hosted in the Clinical Training Centre.The centre also offers its own Human Anatomy Refresher Course for external undergraduates.


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