The Anatomy suite is a large purpose-built space, utilised to teach Anatomy to students from multiple courses including Medicine, Biomedical Science, Physician Associate Studies, and the allied health disciplines.
The Anatomy suite is licensed under The Human Tissue Act (2004), regulated by the Human Tissue Authority. The Licence Holder is St George’s, University of London, and the day-to-day responsibilities for the licence reside with the 'Designated Individual' (Georga Longhurst, Head of Anatomy Section).
Anatomical education is led by experts in the fields of anatomy, medicine, dentistry and pedagogy. Up to 1,000 students a week pass through the doors of the anatomy suite as part of timetabled classes and is open to students for self-study.
Anatomy is taught through multimodal resources, including human material in the form of potted, plastinated and osteological specimens (that have been expertly produced in-house), in addition to state-of-the-art 3D digital models, including Anatomage tables and Complete Anatomy. Students also have access to over 200 high quality anatomical models.
A state-of-the-art audio-visual system, with seven high resolution screens and a large projector allows for live demonstrations and tutorials across the whole facility.
The pathology museum houses a collection of over 2,000 pathological specimens. These specimens are often used during practical anatomy classes to give an appreciation of pathological anatomy. Find out more here.
During practical classes, anatomy demonstrators facilitate student learning. Our demonstrator team is composed of core surgical trainees from the London Deanery of Surgeons, in addition to senior (higher-level) students from the university. Early-years students benefit greatly from this diverse range of teachers, whilst our student demonstrators gain invaluable teaching experience.
Donating your body
Donating your body for medical education is a priceless gift for which we are truly grateful. Every donor is unique and can have an everlasting influence on students and teachers alike. Body donation in London and the South-East England is coordinated by the London Anatomy Office. If you are interested in body donation, you can find out more on their website.