School of Anatomy

  • BS8 1TD

    United Kingdom

Organization 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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    Dr Louise J Arnold

    Person: Academic

    Research Output

    Factors associated with early postoperative feeding: An observational study in a colorectal surgery population

    Atkinson, C., Monk, V. C., Ness, A. R., Lewis, S. J., Longman, R. J., Thomas, S. J., Leary, S. D., Hollingworth, W. & Penfold, C. M., 1 Apr 2020, In : Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 36, p. 99-105 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Let Me 'Asky' You a Question: The Anatomy Structured Critical Examination

    Paterson, S. I., Cornwall, T., Ryan, M., Baumgardt, D., Zealley, E. & Spear, M., 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Abstract

    Local modulation of the Wnt/β‐catenin and bone morphogenic protein (BMP) pathways recapitulates rib defects analogous to cerebro‐costo‐mandibular syndrome

    Turner, B. R. H. & Itasaki, N., 1 May 2020, In : Journal of Anatomy. 236, 5, p. 931-945 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Student theses

    An investigation in to the cellular basis of tendon degeneration.

    Author: Birch, H. L., 1993

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Biomechanics of the cervical spine

    Author: Przybyla, A. S., 2005

    Supervisor: Adams, M. (Supervisor) & Dolan, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Gill development, growth and respiration of the flounder, Platichthys flesus (L.)

    Author: Al-Kadhomiy, N. K., 1985

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    ASME Poster Prize ASM 2018 Winner

    Allsop, Sarah (Recipient), 13 Jul 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • British Society for Developmental Biology Beddington Medal 2013

    Weavers, Helen M A (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • BVSc Programme Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching

    Cathy J Fuller (Recipient), 17 Jul 2008

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    Anatomy Nights - Matters of the Heart

    Craig Johnson (Contributor), , S. I. Paterson (Contributor), , Annalise Richards (Participant), , Patrick Holden (Participant), & Sara Sulaiman (Participant)

    14 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesFestival, exhibition, performance

    British Association of Clinical Anatomists Summer Meeting 2019

    Sarah Allsop (Chair)

    2 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Leonardo: Between Art and Medicine - An Anatomical Perspective

    Lucy Hyde (Advisor)

    14 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion