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4th Summer School of Anatomical Preparations



For the past four years the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology the MUG has been organizing the Summer School of Anatomical Preparations. What makes this year’s edition special is that academic teachers and specialists in human anatomy from the Universities of Palermo, Catania and Turin visited Gdańsk.

Their visit is the next part of the support progamme that the MUG scientists at the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology provide their fellow anatomists with. In its essence the programme concerns the restoration of the traditional anatomy teaching system using corpses. The reason for it is that the current model and phantom-based teaching system in Italy did not bring the expected results.

During their four week stay the foreign assistants will participate in various theoretical and practical workshop classes and thus, learn and improve their preparatory techniques. Learning from the experience of the MUG anatomical specialists will help in laying down foundations for a further cooperation between the Italian universities and the Medical University of Gdańsk.

Morning theretical classes will be conducted by Sławomir Wójcik, Ph.D., D.Sc. and will help our Italian colleagues in improving new techniques in teaching anatomy. They will also discuss issues related to the interpretation of anatomical variations.

The Student Anatomical Circle at the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, along with the winners of the “Scapula Aurea” competition will actively participate in the practical part of the workshop, coordinated by Jan Spodnik, Ph.D.

Most notably however, in the course of the summer school our University will be visited by Prof. Alessandro Varcelli. This world-renowned scientist, currently associated with Università degli Studi di Torino, UNITO, and NICO – Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, will deliver a lecture entitled “Development, morphology and connectivity of cortical pyramidal neurons. It will take place on Thursday, June 18th in room A1 of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology (Collegium Biomedicum bulding, ul. Dębinki 1), from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

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