Student resources


Wilson Museum

The prosections in the Wilson Museum of Human Anatomy are of high quality and in many instances, show structures not clearly displayed in tutorial room specimens. Prosections by some of Australia's eminent surgeons and physicians can be found in the museum, dating back to those of Dr D.H.S. Lightoller, 1908, SC1.111.

Accessing The Museum's Resources

Location and Opening Hours

  • Room W401, Anderson Stuart Building
  • Open 8.30am to 5:30pm - Monday to Friday (except public holidays and during the Christmas shut-down period).

You can view a floor-plan of the Museum to get an accurate idea of its layout.

How to find Museum Specimens
Example: 123.1134

  • The numbers before the period refer to the unique pot number
    The first two digits after the period refer to the bay number.
  • The third number refers to the shelf in the bay, numbered from the top.
  • The last number refers to the pot number on the shelf, starting from the left.
  • For the example Pot 123 is located in bay 11, on shelf 3 and is the
    4th pot on that shelf.
  • When you have found the position of the pot, check the number marked on the pot to see you have the correct specimen.
  • If you cannot find a particular pot, please contact the Curator it may be under repair or in storage.
The Museum's Computer Based Resources

Web-based Resources

  • Wilson Museum Online website - labelled images of pots in the museum
  • Anatomy Glossary website
  • Internal linked resources
  • External linked resources

Computer Programs

  • Dynamic Human Anatomy
    This program includes images from Grant's atlas of Anatomy, blue-box images from Moore's Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Embryology, Acland DVD clips and USMLE-style self-test questions.
Museum Contact

Marcus Robinson - Museum Curator
+61 2 9351 2816 - Phone
+61 2 9351 2817 - Fax

Room S421, Anderson Stuart Building
(In the event of Marcus's absence please contact Michael White or the prosection laboratory on (02) 9351 2595 for assistance.)

Skeletons, Models, Prosections

The Medical Library has wall charts, articulated bone skeleton, isolated bones, anatomical models, prosections, anatomical textbooks, CDs and videos.

The Wilson-Museum has bone skeletons, wax models, and prosections in pots (see above).

The anatomy tutorial rooms have skeletons, prosections and models.

The Medical Library

Online Resources

WARNING: Please be aware that the EXTERNAL WEBSITES listed below are not endorsed by The University of Sydney.

External websites are provided here as 'useful links' only - they are not fact checked or approved by the University in any way. Students should always use the educational resources provided by their relevant course as their main study, revision and exam tool.

The University does not accept responsibility, liability (etc.) for the information provided on external websites.


Anatomy Glossary

Glossary of Anatomical terminology



Wilson Museum - Online

This is the online version of the Wilson Museum of Human Anatomy. The Museum can be physically visited in the Anderson Stuart Building by current students or by special permission of the Head of Department for non-students.





This website allows you to explore the anatomy and functional connections of the brain and spinal cord. It includes cross-sectional anatomy, cranial nerve examination, self-testing. Text descriptions are available for each image.


Any of the following links:
Brainstorm registration and login

Register on the site - open to all currently enrolled University of Sydney students

  • Interactive 3D Anatomy models
  • MRI
  • Slides
  • Movies
  • Animations

Free access to through the University of Sydney Library:



Dynamic Human Anatomy
  • Grants atlas
  • Moore’s blue boxes
  • Embryology
  • Acland DVD clips
  • USMLE-style Qs
Anatomy Teaching Room Computers
How To Access
(PDF - 1.2MB)

Wilson Museum Computers
How To Access
(PDF - 1.2MB)
Read PDF for access
Radiology images Unikey

Course coordinators can contact Mo Buksh for access requests. Student requests will be referred back to their course coordinators




Get Body Smart
A diagrammatic text book of anatomy, organised by systems with quizzes and interactive components.


Human Anatomy Online

An interactive tutorial and reference with quizzes


Master Muscle List

  • Muscles by region/alphabetical order
  • Origin
  • Insertion
  • Nerve supply
  • Muscle action





Limb Muscles & Joints

The Musculoskeletal Atlas contains more than 80 anatomical images of upper and lower extremities.



The Digital Anatomist Project

2D and 3D animation images, photographs and MRI
  • Brain
  • Neuro
  • Thoracic Viscera
  • Knee Unrestricted

Anatomical Variations

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation

  • Muscular System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary and Respiratory Systems
  • Skeletal System




Brain Maps

Cross sections of the brain

  • Primate (including Human)
  • Carnivore
  • Rodent
  • Marsupial
  • Monotreme
  • Avian
  • Osteichthyes Unrestricted

The Whole Brain Atlas

Harvard Medical School  - detailed cross-sectional brain atlases

  • Normal brain
  • Cerebrovascular disease (stroke or "brain attack") 
  • Neoplastic disease (brain tumor)
  • Degenerative disease
  • Inflammatory or infectious disease Unrestricted

Tulane University Brain Atlases

Illustrated cross sections of the human brain

  • Diagnostic Imaging 
  • Sectional Atlas 
  • Gross Brain Atlas 
  • Lab Reviews 
  • Neurological Exam 
  • Neuroembryology 
  • Case Study Quizzes 
  • Practice Exam Questions




Histology Online

Interactive histology learning resource.

  • Lecture text
  • Lecture audio and videos
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Interaction with over 6000 images of histological features;
  • Simulate examinations of tissue sections
  • Assessment packages/quizzes




Radiological Anatomy of the Human Skeleton

Upper extremity

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Forearm
  • Wrist
  • Hand
Lower Extremity
  • Pelvis
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Cervical Spine
  • Lumbar Spine




Radiology Curriculum - Loyola University

Thorough online curriculum of radiological images and concepts.




HeadNeckBrainSpine Radiology

Scroll through three image sets - axial, coronal and sagittal - to appreciate the 3D anatomy. Highlight all or some structures. Quiz mode.


Diagnostic Imaging Pathways (W.A. Dept of Health)

A Clinical Decision Support Tool and Educational Resource for Diagnostic Imaging. Flash plugin required - interactive radiological slice images.

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Neurological
  • Musculoskeletal/Trauma
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Endocrine
  • Urological
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Obstetric & Gynaecological
  • Breast Imaging
  • Paediatrics Unrestricted

Cross-sectional Tutor

Photographic, MRI and CT cross-sections

  • Head and Neck Upper
  • Limb Thorax (male and female)
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis (male and female)
  • Lower Limb