Gross Anatomy Facility

A modern scientific teaching, training and research unit catering to around 5500 enrolled anatomy students per annum across three Faculties

The Gross Anatomy Facility and its associated laboratories in the Otto Hirschfeld Building are the primary site for the University Of Queensland School of Anatomy, authorised under the Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979 and operated by the School of Biomedical Sciences.

The operations of the Facility are underpinned by the UQ Body Donor Program and Queensland legislation mandates that all donors received through the Program are treated with the utmost dignity and respect at all times.

The Facility comprises:

  • Two large temperature and humidity controlled anatomy laboratories
  • Queensland’s largest anatomical prosection and skeletal teaching collection
  • High end Audio Visual systems fully supported by UQ ITS
  • Mortuary and embalming suite
  • Prosectory
  • Skeletisation facility
  • Five refrigerated cadaver storage areas
  • Body Donor Program office
  • Technical preparation areas
  • Student bag racks and hand washing bays
  • State of the art security system including controlled swipe card access and CCTV