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Anatomy Graduate Program

Anatomy Graduate Program

Department of Anatomy was established in 1999 simultaneously in the founding year of Mersin University Medical School. There are five faculty members (three professors, one associate professor and one assistant professor), one lecturer and two research assistants serving at the Anatomy Department. Nearer to carrying out theoretical and practical Human Anatomy education at the Faculty of Medicine, Anatomy Department also provides education to the Graduate Programs within the Health Sciences Institute and various Health related Higher Education Schools within Mersin University. The base of anatomy education given in our department covers the superficial, regional, systematic, and functional human anatomy both in theoretical level and by the gross anatomical models and cadavers on the practical base. Our department offers human adult and fetus cadaver materials to be used in undergraduate and graduate level trainings. To support such research and education atmosphere, Anatomy Department has adequate infrastructures including cadaver pools, morgues, deep freezing systems, various anatomical models, two dissection microscopes, one endoscopic imaging system, a wide spectrum small and large dissection tools. Additionally, our department carries out cellular and molecular level experimental neuroscience studies. Experimental Neuroanatomy Laboratory within the umbrella of Anatomy Department hosts these fundamental neuroscience studies with its core, cell culture and experimental animal laboratory sections decorated with state of art research tools.


Congresses and Courses Organized in Our Department

1.    Temporal Bone Dissection Course, 2004

2.    XII. National Anatomy Congress with International Participation, 29 October - 01 November 2008

3.    Pterional Approach Course, 2008

4.    Interhemispheric Approach Course, 2008

5.    Posterior Fossa Approaches Course, 2008

6.    Kranio-Orbitozygomatic Approach Cadaver Dissection Course, 2009

7.    Surgical Anatomy Cadaver Dissection Course “Transtemporal-Transpetrosal Approaches”, 13-15 November 2009

8.    Cadaver Dissection Days "Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery", 11 March 2011

9.    Cadaver Dissection Days "Otologic-Neuroautologic Surgical Approaches", 7-9 March 2011

10.  Posterior Approaches to Occipitocervical Junction and Cervical Region: Cadaver Dissection Course, 21-22 May 2011

11.  Urological Surgery Anatomical Dissection Course in Cadaver, 2011

12.  Temporal Bone Dissection Course, 24-25 September 2012

13.  Transtemporal Transpetrosal approach Cadaver Dissection course, 2 May 2012

14.  Cadaver application part of 3rd Mersin Anesthesia Spring Meeting (Imaging with US for Upper Extremity Blocks), 24 December 2016

15.  Rhinoplasty and Facial Aesthetics Course, 09-11.05.2019



Studies Conducted in Our Department

1.    Surgical-anatomical dissection studies

2.    Experimental - neuroanatomy research

3.    Biomechanical studies

4.    Radiological anatomy studies




Graduate Courses Offered by Our Department

ANA 501




ANA 513




ANA 502




ANA 505




ANA 506




ANA 514




ANA 515




ANA 516








Laboratory areas

1.    Student lab

2.    Prof. Dr. Bedia Sancak Clinical Research Laboratory (2 Dissection Rooms)

3.    Cadaver maintenance area

4.    Organ-tissue storage and embalming area

5.    Neuroanatomy and Experimental Research Laboratory

6.    Visual Materials Development and Maintenance Unit (in preparation)

7.    Assistant's room (2 rooms)

8.    Faculty Rooms

9.    Training and Meeting room

10.  Bathroom and laundry drying area

11.  Kitchen area




Current Research Sources in MEU Anatomy Department

1.    Adult human cadaver (21 pieces)

2.    Fetus cadavers (100 pieces, enough for postgraduate education and research)

3.    Cadaver parts (16 craniums, 35 amputated limbs)

4.    Models (150 units) (Sufficient for undergraduate and graduate education)

5.    Huge collection of human bones

6.    Plastination product (1 piece)

7.    Surgical microscope (2 pieces)

8.    Dissecting microscope (1 piece)

9.    Endoscopic imaging system (1 piece)

10.  Dissection materials in a variety and size suitable for micro and macro dissection (enough for undergraduate and graduate education)

11.  Aspirator, mobile (2 pieces)

12.  General aspirator system installed in the laboratory

13.  Light microscope (1 piece)

14.  Deep freezer (-20 °) (5 pieces)

15.  Morgue (± 4 °) (6 cadavers capacity)

16.  Cadaver pool (2 pieces) (6 cadavers capacity both of them)

17.  Camera (1 piece)

18.  Photographic apparatus (2 pieces)

19.  Projection device (2 pieces)




Neuroanatomy and Experimental Research Laboratory

1.    Fume Hood and Chemical Storage Cabinet Connected to an Independent Ventilation System

2.    Light microscope (1 piece)

3.    Heated Magnetic Stirrer (1 piece)

4.    Orbital Shaker

5.    Precision Scales (2 pieces)

6.    PCR Device

7.    Agarose Gel Electrophoresis System

8.    Heater Block

9.    Sonicator

10.  Broken Type Ice Maker Device

11.  Refrigerator (2 pieces)

12.  Deep freezer (-20 °) (1 piece)

13.  Deep freezer (-80 °) (1 piece)

14.  Vortex (1 piece)




Cell Culture Room

1.    Independent Ventilation System and Inverter Type Air Conditioner

2.    CO2 Incubator

3.    Swing Rotor Centrifuge

4.    Invert Microscope

5.    Class2A Laminar Cabinet

6.    Refrigerator

7.    Mini Centrifuge

8.    Water bath

9.    Orbital Shaker




Experimental Animal Housing and Neurophysiological Behavior Evaluation Units

1.    Independent Ventilation System

2.    Inverter Type Air Conditioner

3.    Mouse and Rat Transport Rack System

4.    Cage and Drinker Washing System

5.    Neurophysiological Behavior Review Software

6.    Closed Circuit Camera System

7.    Day-Night Light Control System