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Course of Anatomy (B83030) for Students of Dentistry in Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Course of Anatomy (B83030) and Anatomic Dissections (B81128) for Students of Dentistry in Academic Year 2018 – 2019 Continuation of the first year Anatomy course is the third year Clinical Orofacial Anatomy (B81158)

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

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

Curricular timing and duration: The course is taught mainly during the first and second semester containing following parts: lectures (120 hrs), practices (60hrs) and seminars (30hrs), and one dissection block (40 hrs). Advanced course of clinically oriented Clinical Orofacial Anatomy is taught in the the 3rd year (30hrs). Total: 220 hrs.

Lectures: In winter and summer semester twice a week according to syllabus of Dentistry programme together with students of General Medicine. Attendance is recommended.

Practices and seminars: Once a week separately from students of General Medicine according to syllabus of Dentistry program with focus on topics relevant to Dentistry (head and neck anatomy mainly). The knowledge of students is evaluated by means of written tests and oral examinations. Clinically relevant seminars are given by students themselves. Attendance is obligatory; each semester is closed by the credit.

Anatomic Dissection: Total of 40 hrs in summer semester according to the schedule. Subjects of dissection are: head, neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis. Extremities are not dissected. Attendance is obligatory; dissection is closed by the credit (oral exam based on identification of dissected structures).

Content: Gross anatomy of organs and organ systems, regional anatomy with respect to functional and clinical applications. Main focus is put on anatomy of the head and neck.

First semester: Anatomical terminology, the skull, locomotor apparatus with the main focus on the skull and muscles of the head and neck, cranial nerves; circulatory and lymphatic system; digestive system (with oral cavity and teeth as the most important parts), respiratory system.

Second semester: Urogenital system, heart, endocrine system, central and peripheral nervous system, sensory organs, skin.

Continuation of the first year Anatomy course is the third year Clinical Orofacial Anatomy intended for Dentistry students only.

The list of Recommended Textbooks follows at the end of this text.

Knowledge and skills to be acquired: Theoretical and practical knowledge of the gross anatomy and the nomenclature used to describe the human body with focus on the head and neck anatomy.

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

Requirements for successfully passing the Anatomy Course

1) The study of anatomy is concluded by credits and the final exam.

2) Credits are given at the end of the first and second semester (Anatomy B83030), dissection credit (Anatomic Dissection B81128) is given at the end of the course.

3) Requirements for receiving the credit from Anatomy and Anatomic Dissections:
a) obligatory attendance according to schedule (absences must be substituted immediately as possible).
b) knowledge demonstrated during the practical classes, seminars and tests (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!
4) Prerequisites for the admission to the final exam: winter and summer credit from Anatomy, credit from Anatomic Dissections.
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) 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.

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.

Students with Individual Study Plan are recommended to discuss the extent and schedule of the subject with the Head of the Institute at the beginning of particular semester.

We would like to ask students who will repeat Anatomy 2 in academic year 2017/2018 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,

Recommended Textbooks

Platzer: Color Atlas and Textbook of Human Anatomy –
Vol.1 Locomotor System, Thieme 2003

Platzer, Kahle, Leonhardt: Color Atlas and Textbook of Human Anatomy –
Vol.2 Internal Organ, Thieme 1993

Kahle, Frotscher: Color Atlas and Textbook of Human Anatomy –
Vol.3 Nervous System and Sensory Organs, Thieme 2000

or Snell: Clinical Anatomy by systems, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2007


Grim, Naňka, Helekal: Atlas of Human Anatomy I+II, Grada 2014+2017

or Gilroy, MacPherson, Schuenke, Schulte, Schumacher: Atlas of Anatomy, 2nd edition with Latin Nomenclature, 2012 Thieme or 3rd ed. 2016

or Netter: Atlas of Human Anatomy, Icon 2003

or Agur, Dalley: Grant´s Atlas of Anatomy, Williams and Wilkins 2005

or Köpf-Maier: Wolf-Heidegger’s Atlas of Human Anatomy Vol.1+2, Karger 2001

or Sobotta: Atlas of Human Anatomy Vol.1+2, Williams and Wilkins 2000

Grant's Dissector, Williams and Wilkins 1999

Dental Anatomy

Berkowitz et al.: Oral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology. 3rd Edition, Mosby 2002

Woelfel, Scheid: Dental Anatomy, 6th ed. Williams & Wilkins, 2002

Baker, Schuenke, Schulte, Schumacher, Voll, Wesker: Anatomy for Dental Medicine. Thieme, 2015

Complementary textbooks and Atlases

Crosman A, Neary D: Neuroanatomy - an ilustrated colour text, Elsevier 2010

Feneis, Dauber: Pocket Atlas of Human Anatomy, Thieme 2000

Snell: Clinical Anatomy for Medical Students, Williams and Wilkins 2004

Snell: Clinical Neuroanatomy for Medical Students, Williams and Wilkins 2001

Moore, Agur: Essential Clinical Anatomy, Williams and Wilkins 2002

Petrovický: Basic Neuroanatomy I. and II. Praha, Karolinum 1997

Seichert: Little Anatomical Atlas. Praha 1995

C. S. White, J.M. Pharoah: Oral Radiology: Principles and Interpretation (5th ed.) 2003, Mosby

M. Bath-Balogh: Workbook for Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy, Revised Reprint, (2nd ed.) 2005, Saunders

E. Whaites: Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology (4th ed.) 2006, Churchill Livingstone

Ch M. Dofka: Dental Terminology, Thomson Delmar Learning 2000

Prague, September 27, 2016 Prof. Karel Smetana MD., DrSc.

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