Postgraduate Course in Anatomy and Dissection of the Lower Extremity


Program Description

Reasons to do the course

  • It is a postgraduate course with a large proportion of practical hours that will be developed in the anatomy laboratory. It will work in small groups.
  • All students will have specimens for the practice of dissection by plans in each of the study regions.
  • Students will have anatomical preparations that serve as a guide for dissection, as well as the support of tutors specialized in human anatomy.Ankle and Ligaments Nino Liverani / Unsplash

Who is it for?

  • Internal medical residents (from the first year) of surgical specialties interested in deepening the anatomical knowledge applied to lower limb surgery and developing dissection skills: orthopedic and traumatology surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, vascular surgery.
  • Medical specialists of these surgical specialties who wish to improve their anatomical knowledge and dissection technique.
  • Other disciplines of health sciences with an interest in improving anatomical knowledge and dissection technique of the lower limb.

Admission requirements

  • Graduates or graduates in Medicine.
  • Residents and specialists in: orthopedic and traumatology surgery, plastic and restorative surgery and vascular surgery.
  • Other degrees in health sciences with professional interest in the anatomy and dissection of the lower limb: physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic.


The Postgraduate Course in Anatomy and Dissection of the Lower Extremity is intended for a complementary and specific training, useful both for the professional practice of certain surgical specialties as well as for the improvement of the practice and the necessary technical training in certain professions of sciences of the health in which deep knowledge and an understanding of anatomy and topographic relationships are required.

The course aims to improve and accelerate the learning curve of surgical specialties that require in-depth knowledge of the human anatomy of the lower limb, such as orthopedic surgery and traumatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery and vascular surgery. Likewise, it is intended to provide a possibility of continuous training in anatomy to professions in which, on the one hand, this knowledge is essential in professional practice and, on the other, they do not have this type of practical and applied training, such as physiotherapy, osteopathy or chiropractic.

The course, eminently practical, is taught under the anatomoclinical approach of head teachers specialized in human anatomy. Theoretical sessions are incorporated that will guide the student in the recognition and location of the anatomical structures that should work throughout the sessions. It is intended to respond to the demand for continuous training that, in the field of surgical anatomy and applied anatomy, continues to request both medical and surgical specialties as well as other professions of health sciences, both from our healthcare field and from other countries around us. .


  • Improve knowledge of the regional and topographic anatomy of the lower limb.
  • Deepen the precise knowledge of topographic anatomy and vasculonervious relationships in the different topographic regions of the lower limb using the anatomical dissection technique.
  • Develop useful skills and practical skills for surgery techniques in the lower limb.
  • Develop skills in the technique of anatomic dissection of the lower limb.

Professional outings

  • Most students who attend this training will have access to a training activity that should improve the learning curve of the surgical techniques that they subsequently apply in their professional practice. This course will complement their specialized training, and will enable students to face the different surgeries and techniques that must be applied daily in the operating room.
  • Students of other non-surgical specialties will acquire a very useful knowledge for the understanding of pathologies of the lower limb and for the development of skills and practical skills that will improve the results of their professional practice.
  • In the case of students from outside the State, this type of training in applied anatomy enjoys great recognition in their health systems.


  • Session 1: 01/16/2020: Dissection of the lumbar plexus, posterior abdominal wall, iliac fossa, sacroiliac joint and external iliac vascular axis.
  • Session 2: 01/23/2020: Dissection of the gluteal region, suprapiriform and infrapiriform spaces, superior and inferior gluteal vasculonerviosus package; sciatic nerve. Dissection of the back of the thigh.
  • Session 3: 01/30/2020: Dissection of the inguinocrural region and the femoral triangle. Anterior and medial thigh compartments. Femoral nerve and obturator. Femoral vascular axis
  • Session 4: 06/02/2020: Dissection of the hip joint.
  • Session 5: 02/13/2020: Popliteal region. Popliteal vascular axis. Tibial nerve Common peroneal nerve
  • Session 6: 02/20/2020: Knee joint.
  • Session 7: 02/27/2020: Anterior and lateral aspect of the leg. Extensor retinaculum and peroneum. Anterior tibial vascular axis. Deep peroneal nerve
  • Session 8: 03/05/2020: Back side of the leg. Flexor retinaculum Posterior tibial vascular axis. Tibial nerve
  • Session 9: 03/12/2020: Dorsal side of the foot, ankle joint and subastragaline joint.
  • Session 10: 03/19/2020: Plantar face of the foot. Plantar cells. Vasculonervial axes lateral and medial plantar.


Postgraduate Course in Anatomy and Dissection of the Lower Extremity by the University of Girona

Does not include the UdG title issuance fee


Learning activities will be developed in 85% from practical activities of anatomical dissection on human specimens.

15% of the sessions will be theoretical and will be applied to the study of each of the anatomical regions that, later, the student will work in the practical part. In these sessions, the teaching staff will highlight those relationships and anatomical structures that the student must recognize and locate in each region to obtain an adequate degree of anatomo-surgical knowledge.

Evaluation system

The teaching staff will assess the work done during the practical sessions, the follow-up of the course as well as the attendance to it, which should be at least 80%.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

La Fundació Universitat de Girona: Innovació i Formació (FUdGIF) es la institución creada por la Universitat de Girona (UdG) para fomentar la investigación científica y la docencia en todos los ámbito ... Read More

La Fundació Universitat de Girona: Innovació i Formació (FUdGIF) es la institución creada por la Universitat de Girona (UdG) para fomentar la investigación científica y la docencia en todos los ámbitos de la Universitat de Girona, y estar al servicio de la sociedad de la que forma parte. Read less