Opportunities for Dissection

CONTENTS

Introduction

The difference between dissection and prosection

Prosectors workshops and competition


Further opportunities to dissect


Students studying anatomy in the Discipline of Anatomy and Histology at The University of Sydney will have the opportunity to dissect the human body at some point during there studies, although not all will.

The difference between dissection and prosection

There are two main types of anatomical preparations; dissection and prosection. Dissection involves the progressive identification and removal of tissue and structures whilst prosection requires the preservation and presentation of specific structures for further teaching purposes.

In tutorial classes, students of anatomy, work with prosected material that has been carefully dissected to show structures of interest. However all students of anatomy also have the opportunity to dissect the human body for themselves.

Various prosections
Dissection

Prosector's workshops and competition

Students studying anatomy in Medicine, Dentistry and Science have the following options.

  • All students workshop

    Prosection Workshop 2018 - APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 October 2018

    All students currently enrolled in anatomy (ANAT) units of study, MD, MBBS and DMD who have done some musculoskeletal anatomy, are eligible to apply for this workshop. ANAT 2008 and ANAT2010/2910 alone are not sufficient.

    No previous dissection experience is required and all technical advice is provided by anatomy staff.

    Students are required to complete a simple standard prosection according to a specific description and are given approximately four weeks to complete the task. The aim is that the prosection will be good for use as an undergraduate teaching specimen in the teaching labs. Adjudication of the completed specimens is conducted to determine who may be given the title of 'Prosector'.

    You can only enter the workshop once.

    When is it held: November 26 – December 21, 2018

    When is it advertised: Typically October

    How is it advertised: Anderson Stuart notice boards, website, bulletin board.

    How to apply: Download application form and fill in all your details and the region of interest (upper or lower limb only).

    You need to have your application signed by your anatomy tutor or lecturer. Applications open until October 31, 2018. Email your application to marcus.robinson@sydney.edu.au or hand it in at the Prosectory Lab, S421, in the Anderson Stuart Building.

     

    For more information contact:

    Dr Marcus Robinson

    9351 2816

    marcus.robinson@sydney.edu.au

    Nabil El Massri

    9351 2595

    nabil.elmassri@sydney.edu.au

    Room S421, Anderson Stuart Building

     

  • All students competition

    Prosectors’ Competition 2018 - APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 October 2018

    All students currently enrolled in anatomy (ANAT) units of study, MD, MBBS and DMD who have dissection experience are eligible to apply. The purpose of the Prosector’s Competition is for students who have dissection experience and a passion for dissection to have the opportunity to create a prosection that can be included in the prestigious collection of the Wilson Museum. This is a serious undertaking and it requires a substantial amount of skill and effort. Your chosen area of dissection can be from any region of the body and can be of clinical significance or purely anatomical interest. As part of your application you will need to prepare an idea of the kind of dissection you hope to achieve. You should also have a few other ideas should the region you would like be unavailable. As well as submitting a finished prosection you will also need to submit a brief description of your specimen.

    When is it held: November 26 – December 21, 2018

    Applications open until October 31, 2018. Email your application to marcus.robinson@sydney.edu.au or hand it in at the Prosectory Lab, S421, in the Anderson Stuart Building.

    For more information contact:

    Dr Marcus Robinson

    9351 2816

    marcus.robinson@sydney.edu.au

    Nabil El Massri

    9351 2595

    nabil.elmassri@sydney.edu.au

    Room S421, Anderson Stuart Building

 
 

Further opportunities to dissect

Dentistry Students

  • In addition to the prosection opportunities outlined above, dentistry students dissect the head and neck during year one of the course.

Science Students

  • In addition to the prosection opportunities outlined above, advanced science students may dissect the head and neck throughout semester two.

This content on this page was collected and organised by Deborah Bryce with valueable input from Marcus Robinson, George Ramsey-Stewart and John Mitrofanis.