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Compulsory Course of Anatomy (B83004) for Students of General Medicine in Academic Year 2017 - 2018

Course Head: Prof. Karel Smetana, MD, DSc.

Head of English-taught courses: Prof. David Sedmera, MD., DSc.

Curricular timing: Anatomy is taught mainly in the first and second semesters containing following parts: lectures (120 hrs), practical classes (60 hrs), seminars (30 hrs) and two dissection blocks (together 58 hrs). Advanced course of clinically oriented anatomy is taught in the beginning of winter semester of the 4th year (36 hrs). Total teaching hrs: 304.

Attendance to practical lessons and dissections is obligatory, attendance to lectures is recommended.

Content: Macroscopic anatomy of organs and organ systems, their prenatal development, regional anatomy with respect to functional and clinical applications. Neuroanatomy includes both microscopic and macroscopic structures and functional pathways of the central nervous system. The list of Recommended Textbooks see at this page.

Lectures: 4 hrs per week in each of semesters according to syllabus.

First semester: Anatomical terminology, locomotor apparatus including limbs, basic anatomical concept of vessels and nerves, central lymphatic organs, regional anatomy of limbs including their blood supply and innervation, gastrointestinal system and respiratory system including their blood supply and innervation.

Second semester: Urogenital system, heart, endocrine system, central and peripheral nervous system, regional anatomy of the head and neck, sensory organs, skin.

Attendance at lectures is recommended.

Seventh semester (4th year) clinically oriented topographical (regional) anatomy.

Practical classes/seminars: 3 hrs per week in the first and second semesters according to syllabus. The main goal is demonstration of organs, evaluation of students´ knowledge by means of written tests and oral examinations. Clinically relevant seminars are given by students themselves.

Attendance is obligatory; first semester is closed by the credit, second semester by the credit and final exam, seventh semester by the credit with mark.

Gross anatomy dissection courses 1, 2: Courses are organized in the afternoon during both semesters according to syllabus and take together 58 hours. Attendance is obligatory; each dissection course is closed by the credit (oral examination, identification and description of dissected structures).

The goal of dissection is to dissect and learn all structures of the body and their topographical relations.

During the courses students take turns in dissecting of different regions of the body.

Anatomic dissection 1 is focused on all anatomical limb structures and trunk muscles; anatomic dissection 2 is focused on all anatomical structures of head, neck, thorax, back, abdomen and pelvis.

Knowledge and skills to be acquired: Theoretical and practical knowledge of the macroscopic anatomy of organs, their development and knowledge of topographical relations with emphases on clinical applications, knowledge of nomenclature used to describe the human body.

Eligible subject New Trends in Experimental and Clinical Anatomy (B81303) is recommended for students with deeper interest in Anatomy and molecular medicine.

Requirements for successfully passing the Anatomy Course

1) The study of Anatomic Dissections 1, 2 are concluded by the credits, Anatomy is concluded by two credits and final exam.

2) Requirements for receiving the credit
a) obligatory attendance (absences must be substituted immediately as possible)
b) knowledge of the subject evaluated by successful passing of written and oral tests, activity at seminars (this means, that ALL the tests must be successfully passed). Failed tests could be corrected according to agreement with the respective teachers; but no more than two re-tests are permitted.
c) Credits that will NOT be awarded at the end of semester during the credit week (i.e. during the last practicals) could be obtained on the basis of a written credit test on up to TWO re-tries during the exam session. In case of failure during the SECOND written re-try, the student will be immediately examined on the spot orally. This will be the FINAL chance for obtaining the credit; without credit from either semester, the students will NOT be eligible to undertake the final examination.) Dissection credits that will NOT be awarded during the oral examination at the conclusion of the anatomical dissection could obtained on the basis of up to TWO re-tries, which will take place at the end of the following dissection course, or during the exam session. Please note that dissection credits are a pre-requisite for taking the final anatomy exam!.

3) Prerequisites for the admission to the final exam: credit from Anatomy 1 and Anatomy 2, credit from Anatomic Dissections 1 and 2,

4)The final exam is organized during summer examination period. It consists of three parts:
a) written test
b) practical part: dissection of selected region and demonstration of selected organs including their X-ray, MR and CT pictures
c) theoretical part based on the list of questions.

Satisfactory result of written test is prerequisite for the admission to other parts of the exam. The exam can be terminated at any part without even commencing the oral part and evaluates the student “failed”. This provision will not apply in case of a second re-examination, when the exam continues even in case of unsatisfactory result of the written test.

Successfully written test and practical part of the final exam is not necessary to retake in case of re-examination, they are valid during the whole exam period, however at longest for 4 months.

5) For each examination (credit or exam), the students are always obliged to bring the University Study Report book (“Index”). Without this, no examination will be performed.
6) If a student fails to appear at the marked credit, examination or its part on the date that he/she registered for, the student gets a "D" mark and loses therefore one exam term. The potential apology must be delivered to the secretary of the institute. Then the examinator will consider, in particular, the nature of circumstances that the student gave as reasons for his/her absence.
7) Students with Individual Study Plan are recommended to discuss the extent and schedule of the subject with the Head of the Institute (Prof. Smetana) at the beginning of particular semester.
8) We would like to ask students who will repeat Anatomy 2 to go to the secretariat of the Institute of Anatomy in the last week of the winter exam period for registration of the new group for this subject. During registration the institute will try to accommodate student’s wishes, but students have to take into account that the number of students in each group also must remain well-balanced.

All actual information is available on:

official board in the lobby of our Department,

Prague, September 27, 2018 Prof. Karel Smetana MD., DrSc.

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