The biggest portion of teaching is concentrated in both terms of the first study year in the master´s degree program. Systematic and topographic anatomy are taught to the students in the Czech program as well as those in the English program. The dentistry students have applied anatomy of the head and neck in their third study year and the course is taught in cooperation with the Department of Dentistry. We offer an optional subject called Clinical Anatomy and Chosen Chapters from Topographic Anatomy to the second year students of general medicine. These subjects are offered in both the Czech and English language programs. The seminars are organized in cooperation with teachers from clinical fields, mostly from surgery, radiology, otorhinolaryngology, orthopedics and physiotherapy. Anatomy lessons are also included in the 1st year of the bachelor’s degree study program in General Nursing.
To help the students
Through electronic teaching supports the Department of Anatomy offers students of all study fields a complete groundwork for lectures and practical seminars, collections of photographs from the Museum of Anatomy or e-learning courses on more difficult topics, for example neuro-anatomy and topographic anatomy. Discussions and feedback are ensured by an e-learning forum and a Facebook profile of the department.
Research activities of the department
1. Scanning electron microscope of biological samples:
– Cardiac valves and vascular grafts
– morphological examination of aortic valves and pulmonary valves in a tissue bank, explanted pathologic valves, and valves from experiments on animals.
– Teeth and dental implants (in cooperation with the Department of Dentistry).
– Materials implanted into the bones of experimental animals (in cooperation with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery).
– Examination of biodegradable esophageal stents, artificial eye lenses, and similar items.
2. Experimental intoxication of the central nervous system, inhibitors of cholinesterase and observations concerning the effect of prophylactic administering of antidotes by histochemical methods.
3. Research of the permanent cartilage development and the importance of calcification of rib cartilages in men.
4. Research of blood supply and vein drainage of liver.