Department of Anatomy
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The Anatomy Department, situated on campus, is one of the first departments to welcome students starting the Medical and Dental Degree courses. The Anatomy Department also services the B.Pharm. and M.Psych. courses, and various paramedical courses within the Faculty of Medicine & Surgery. The Department hosts a Lecture Hall, a Histology Demonstration Lab equipped with audiovisual equipment, a Dissection hall with a depository of prosected specimens, Living Anatomy demonstration rooms, a number of rooms for small group tutorial discussion sessions and an Anatomy Museum with Original Anatomical Drawings dating back to the early 19th century. A facility is also available for quiet study. The Department can also make use of a Computer Laboratory for use of digital teaching resources and is continually expanding its collection of Clinical Examining Skills Aids to be used in Living Anatomy Sessions. Tuition within the department has shifted to emphasize the applied aspect of Anatomy. Clinicians from various clinical fields including different specialities of surgery, general practice, obstetrics and gynaecology, pathology, forensics and cytogenetics are involved in teaching at all levels together with specialist academics. Clinical visits to various departments in the nearby Mater Dei Hospital are also held, to help illustrate the clinical relevance of the subject. The Department of Anatomy carries out Biomedical Research into local natural products. Other areas of interest include embryology, cytogenetics and epidemiology of birth defects, stem cell and cancer differentiation, gene regulation and pedagogical research. Collaborations with various European and International universities and hospitals are ongoing and around 30% of the student body who make use of the Anatomy Department are International Students studying in Malta. For further information regarding applying for a course in Malta, please contact the International & EU Office.