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Anatomy Lab

Discover our Anatomy Facilities

With hundreds of specimens, bones, and anatomical models, the Queen’s University Anatomy Learning Centre is considered one of the finest in Canada.

For undergraduate students, it’s an exciting learning experience. It’s often the first opportunity that these students have to work with real, fresh human cadavers and anatomical material.

First-year Bachelor of Health Sciences students in the on-campus program will have class sessions in these facilities in their anatomy course – Anatomy of the Human Body (ANAT 100). This foundational course covers the basic structure and functional relationships of the human body.

“We’ve pulled out all the stops to give students the state-of-the-art labs that will help engage them in what’s happening,” says Dr. Michael Adams, the Director of the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

The New Medical Building, opened in 2011, houses the William James Henderson Anatomy Learning Centre. This centre contains hundreds of jarred and plastinated specimens, bones, anatomical models, and other learning resources. Both the museum and main dissection lab also feature natural sunlight.

In November, the School of Medicine procured 10 new microscopes that have upgraded the quality of images that students can see and allow these images to be connected to TV screens so that students can work collaboratively as opposed to each working individually.

In fact, the entire building has been designed with collaboration in mind, with a focus on case-based learning as opposed to lectures.

Because it can be set-up in a variety of different configurations, these facilities provide students with the opportunity to work with the entire spectrum of learning materials at one time.