Teaching platform for anatomy

The Anatomy of the University of Fribourg was opened in 1938 in the current Pérolles 03 building under the direction of Professor Pierre Coulouma (1938-1948). His successors are Professor Adolf Faller (1949-1978), Professor Robert Mayr (1979-1980), Professor Günter Rager (1980-2006), Valentin Djonov (2007-2010), Professor Robert Kretz (2010-2012) and Professor Luis Filgueira (since 2012).

Anatomy teaching

Anatomy teaching is incorporated into various courses of study. The extent and type of teaching varies depending on the focus of the study.

  • Anatomy lessons for medical students

    Medical students learn human anatomy from a topographical point of view mainly through dissection classes, guided by course leaders and tutors. In groups of 8-12 students per body, they prepare their own study specimens, on which they are also examined. Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical aspects, with clinicians also taking part in the teaching. The anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and the internal organs is also learned on the living body in special courses using ultrasound examination, body painting and clinical examination. Students also acquire some of the anatomy knowledge through guided self-study.

  • Brain course for students of medicine, biomedicine and neuroscience

    In the brain course, students learn the anatomy of the human brain and spinal cord in small groups, guided by the course instructor and tutors, with special emphasis on the function of the structures, as well as clinical aspects. Human brain preparations, models and videos are used.

  • Practical anatomy courses for students of biomedicine, biology, sports science

    Students in various study programmes learn human anatomy in special practical courses in small groups using human specimens and models, guided by course leaders and tutors. This is mainly done according to body systems.

  • Collaboration with the Fribourg University of Applied Sciences for Health

    Within the framework of the study programme for osteopathy at the University of Applied Sciences for Health in Fribourg (Heds-FR), the infrastructure of the anatomy is made available.

  • Further education in anatomy for people in the health professions

    natomy offers a wide variety of opportunities for further education and training.

    We offer a 12-month course leading to a Certificate of Advance Studies (CAS) in Clinical Anatomy.

    Regular day courses in clinical anatomy are offered in collaboration with regenerative neurology (see Toxin Academy), physiotherapy (see Physioswiss), anaesthesia, orthopaedics and otorhinolaryngology at the HFR. In addition, there are irregular courses with various partners.

    Continuing education

  • Online Resources

    An online web application was developed with the support of Professor Luis Filgueira by Professor Peter Groscurth. This is recommended as a supplementary teaching aid in each case.
    Web application

Research projects in anatomy

Within the framework of clinical anatomy, various research projects are carried out, often in collaboration with physicians or as student projects. The following publications have been produced in recent years.

Scientific publications

Institutions partenaires