(4EU+) Dissection course – live stream of anatomical structures in cadavers

Eligible Subject: "Dissection course – live stream of anatomical structures in cadavers"


Live stream – presentation of the anatomical structures of the human body in formaldehyde-embalmed dissected cadavers. This course is in collaboration of the 4EU+ European University Alliance.


Conditions for enrollments:

Recommended for all levels/years of undergraduate medical students

Registration and enrollment information: https://4euplus.eu/4EU-306.html


Aim of the course

This course aims to enrich the theoretical knowledge of medical students of the human anatomy. Each session focuses of one specific region of the human body and its specific composing structures. All structures will be demonstrated and described on human cadavers prosections in real-time via an online stream. Subsequently, live discussion with the students will follow.


Credits requirements: (1 semester course - 3 credits)

  • Full attendance.
  • Credit test (online remote) – passing score of 70%.



The course will take place via online streaming on a weekly basis of 2 hours and a half in 8 sessions followed by an online remote credit test.

Tuesday 16:30 - 19:00

1. Upper extremity (compartments and its residing and passing structures).

Topographical spaces: Axilla, Foramen humerotricipitale et omotricipitale, Regio scapularis – topography of scapular region,  Regio brachialis – topography of arm, Fossa cubiti, Regio antebrachialis – topography of forearm, Regio carpalis, canalis carpi, Regio manus, spatium palmare medium.

2. Lower extremity (compartments and its residing and passing structures).

Topographical spaces: Lacuna vasorum et musculorum, hernia femoralis, Trigonum femorale a fossa iliopectinea, Foramen ischiadicum majus et minus, Regio femoralis – topography of thigh, Fossa poplitea, Regio cruris – topography of leg, Spatium retromalleolare laterale et mediale, Structures in front of the medial malleolus, dorsum pedis, Planta pedis

3. Thorax  (anterior thoracic wall, mediastinum, lungs, heart).

Topographical spaces: Thoracic wall and intercostal space, Mediastinum, Openings of the diaphragm, Topographic relations of the oesophagus, trachea and aorta.

4. Abdomen (anterior abdominal wall, peritoneum and retroperitoneum, internal organs).

Topographical spaces: Abdominal wall, Vagina mm. rectorum, Canalis inguinalis,Cavitas peritonealis et Retroperitoneum, Bursa omentalis, Mesenteries, omenta and recesses of peritoneal cavity, Right and left paracolic spaces, Biliary ducts and trigonum cystohepaticum, 

5. Pelvis (pelvic cavity and internal organs in males and females).

Topographical spaces: Course of ureter and ductus deferens, Topography of the male and female pelvis.

6. Neck (compartments and its residing and passing structures, cervical triangles).

Topographical spaces: Trigonum cervicale anterius, Trigonum cervicale laterale, Trigonum caroticum, Trigonum submandibulare, Trigonum submentale, Fissura scalenorum.

7. Head  (skull spaces, intra- and extra-cranial structures, brain sections).

Topographical spaces: Basis cranii interna, Orbita, Cavitas tympani, Regio facialis, Fossa infratemporalis.

8. Back (back muscles, posterior abdominal wall, spinal cord)

Topographical spaces: Superior and inferior lumbar triangles, Trigonum suboccipitale

9. Credit test via (MOODLE).


Recommended literature:

  • Loukas M, et all. Gray's Clinical Photographic Dissector of the Human Body. 2nd ed. Elsevier, 2013.
  • Olinger, B. A.; Human Gross Anatomy. Wolters Kluwer, 2015.
  • David A. Morton, Kerry D. Peterson, Kurt H. Albertine; Gray's Dissection Guide for Human Anatomy. 2nd edition. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2007.
  • Patrick W. Tank, John Charles Boileau Grant; Grants Dissector. 15th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.
  • Dixon, A., Logan, B. M., and Harold Ellis, H. Human Sectional Anatomy: Pocket Atlas of Body Sections, CT and MRI Images. CRC Press, 2017.


Consultations/questions: contact MUDr. Azzat Al-Redouan.

Course guarantee: prof. David Kachlík, MD PhD

Created: 21. 2. 2022 / Modified: 21. 2. 2022 / Responsible person: MUDr. Azzat Al-Redouan