This study guide has been prepared for medical students as a basic educational material for the anatomy practicals. The first chapter provides explanation of basic anatomical terms used for the description of the structures of human body. Understanding of these terms is essential for the study of anatomy and for the future clinical practise. The main part of the study guide presents concise knowledge about the axial skeleton – vertebral column, skeleton of the thorax and the skull. The text is fulfilled by the photographs of dry bones (bony preparations) used during the anatomy practicals in our department, however, it is necessary combine the study with using of anatomy atlases (Sobotta´s, Gray´s, Gilroy ´s or Netter´s atlas of human anatomy). Several figures are retrieved from the public domein of Gray´s Anatomy of human Body (1918). The last part of the study guide contains a set of review questions which can help the students when they will prepare for the credit tests and final exam.
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