The Department of Anatomy was established in 1978 within the body of Uludağ University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as a branch of science affiliated to the Department of Morphology. In 1993, it emerged from under the roof of morphology and became a separate department.
Anatomy is a branch of science that examines the normal shape, structure, natural posture and relationship of the organs that shape the living body with neighboring organs in a macroscopic and subgros manner. Anatomy information is important in preventive medicine as well as in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. For this reason, the main goal of our department is to provide the necessary anatomical information to the Veterinarian candidates.
For this purpose, within the "Anatomy I" and "Anatomy II" courses given by our department and covering one semester, students are primarily given a general anatomy terminology. The systematic anatomical features of domestic mammals and poultry are described comparatively between species. With the "Topographic Anatomy" course, the living body is taught by dividing it into a number of regions under the light of systematic anatomy knowledge. Especially in clinical examinations and interventions, the student is provided with the logic of approaching a living animal body and the basic anatomical information that the physician should know while intervening in clinical events is gained. Our senior students are given special anatomy information for their chosen branch with the special education and training program of veterinary medicine, which will be especially useful in medical practice.
The theoretical knowledge given is reinforced on skeletons, cadavers and models in the application courses. Especially live animals are preferred for the applications of the theoretical knowledge given by the topographic anatomy course. Our department has a large and well-equipped application laboratory. The laboratory includes a hall for student practice classes, a bone demonstration department and processing workshop, a cold storage for the protection of cadavers and formaldehyde pools.
In our department, we have research projects and studies covering the anatomical interspecies variations of the systems in the body, the effects of race, age, gender, living conditions, movement differences, nutritional conditions and other environmental factors on the anatomy of the body systems and are still continuing. Joint studies are also carried out with other departments on these issues. In these studies, the locomotor system and the nervous system constitute the weight.
Our department has trained five doctoral students so far.
Our department helps forensic issues by making species diagnosis from bones and organs in addition to the training of veterinary medicine students and scientific studies, which are the main goals and services. Our department has made a good start by hosting the first of the National Veterinary Anatomy Congresses that gather veterinary anatomists in Turkey.