The University Of Manchester has exceptional anatomy facilities and teaching staff which allow us to:
- offer whole body dissection to our medical and dental students
- have a dedicated team of teaching fellows in anatomy alongside traditional lecturers/senior lecturers and professors to deliver anatomy teaching
- offer students in relevant degree programmes a chance to dissect and handle cadaveric material
- employ GMC registered doctors to demonstrate topographical anatomy
- continue to provide histology resources from our extensive histology bank
- have specially written computer assisted learning packages in anatomy
The anatomy facilities at Manchester are licensed under the Human Tissue Act 2004. Our facilities are used by a diverse range of students from across the University.
About us ¦ CAL lab ¦ Dissecting room ¦ Histology room ¦ Resources areas ¦
The anatomy laboratory is licensed under the Human Tissue Act 2004. Cadavers held in the anatomy dissecting room are the embalmed bodies of public-spirited individuals who have left their remains to the University for medical and scientific teaching and research.
Access to the dissecting room is regulated under the Human Tissue Act 2004.
The anatomy laboratory comprises of a mortuary, embalming room, a large dissecting room, resource areas, tutorial and CAL rooms and a histology room.
Students that take anatomy as a taught component of their course are granted access to the anatomy laboratory. Students must first attend an introductory talk and sign a strict code of conduct.
A dedicated computer lab where neuroanatomy and other computer-based learning programmes may be viewed and used by students.
The room also contains facilities for teaching surface anatomy.
The dissecting room at The University of Manchester is a large, spacious facility where 10 groups of 12 students may work side-by-side to explore human anatomy.
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This large classroom holds various microscopes for students to investigate histology.
Each week histological slides and posters on current topics are put out for students to examine. Expert help and advice is always present to guide the students in the form of trained anatomists and medics.
There are two dedicated areas within our dissecting room for students to come and look at cadaveric specimens, models or posters to aid understanding of the topics being studied that week. Students are encouraged to do this in their own time in small groups or as part of self-study. Pathological specimens are also displayed here for students to compare with 'normal' anatomy.
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The tutorial room is a large, well-equipped room within the anatomical laboratory. There are ample computing facilities, a large white board and LCD projector available to aid teaching. First, second and third year anatomical science tutorials are held here on a weekly basis. Our anatomy students use these facilities to deliver second and third year project presentations to their peers.
There are two allocated areas for surface anatomy classes where there are examination couches and curtains for privacy. Mannequins and blue mats are also located here when Basic Life Support is taught to our medical and dental students.