It is very important to us that through the acquisition of dissection skills, a tri-dimensional insight is gained in the anatomical structures of the human body. We want to make anatomy more transparent for the students, through the view of the embryological development. Anatomical relations between the various systems, e.g. the organs and the skeletal system, should be acquired.
Our goal is achieved when the student is able with that new knowledge and maybe a changed conscience to apply this new knowledge to his/her daily practice.
The transfer from the insights gained at the preparations to the therapeutical practice receives special attention in our course.
Our team understands anatomy as a part of morphology, that is transmitted to the participant in various ways, dimensions and aspects.
- Practical dissection on human preparations
- Practical microscopical study of tissue and cell preparations
- Practical microscopical study of embryonal preparations
- Plastination demonstration pieces
- Anatomical models
- Theoretical support in group and individually
- Audio-visual aids
What is Anatomy?
The word "anatomy" comes from Greek "Anatomei", which means so much as "to cut". The anatomical knowledge consists from this aspect of a nomenclature of cut structures depending on form, structure, function and position.
For example: the function-position of the N. cutaneus femoris lateralis - it is a nerve innervating the skin at the level of the lateral side of the thigh.
For example: the form-position of the M. biceps brachii - it is a muscle of the upper extremity and has two muscle heads.
What do you mean: Morphology?
Morphology is a science:
- describing the internal side of structures
- describing the external side of structures
- describing the relations between the individual structures.
Morphology is considered to be a science which contains the different forms of Anatomy:
- explanatory Anatomy: the study of phylogenesis and ontogenesis.
- systemic anatomy: the study of structures and processes of structures.
- relational anatomy: the study of the relations between structures and systems.
- topographic anatomy: the study of position (localization) and relationships of structures.
- systematic anatomy: the study of position (localization) and relationships of systems.
- regional anatomy: the study of specific regions.
The basis of any medical, therapeutic or health related profession is biology. Biology is the study of living organisms. Biology itself is based on two important constructs: the study of structure (morphology) and the study of function (physiology). The science of morphology uses the knowledge of anatomy; anatomy is not anatomology.