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