Our School is home to the Gross Anatomy Facility which is an authorised School of Anatomy governed by the Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979. This Act ensures that donors received through the School's Body Donor Program are treated with the utmost of dignity and esteem.

The Gross Anatomy Facility is a modern scientific teaching unit which caters to almost 4,000 anatomy students each year. As well, there is flexible space for self-directed learning, and the display and practice of state-of-the-art skills in medical anatomy.

The Facility comprises:

  • a large dissection laboratory
  • an embalming suite
  • prosectory laboratory
  • cadaver storage area
  • several private tutorial rooms.

Student use

This modern and spacious laboratory provides anatomical resources for students of health and medicine education, medicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, and science, in an environment conducive to mastering this most demanding subject.

Students of Dentistry, Human Movement, and Pharmacy are also able to study human anatomy in a respectful environment, using the latest technologies. Teaching tools range from life-size skeletons, bones, and radiographic images to potted, plastinated and wet specimens.

SBMS Code of Conduct for Use of Donated Human Tissues

Code of conduct for use of donated human tissues


Anatomy Classification Guidelines

Request for Anatomical Resources / Activities form

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GAF Dissection Scholarships and RAC Awards

2019 GAF Summer Dissection Scholarships – Information

2019 GAF Summer Dissection Scholarships – Application form

For Dissection Scholarship enquiries, please contact Andrew Veprek

For any general enquires, please contact the Gross Anatomy Facility Manager, Wesley Fisk.