Teaching-related Research

Teaching forms one of the core components of Clinical Anatomy. Over the last years, teaching requirements have significantly changed towards an interactive and peer-based approach. Likewise, vertically-integrated teaching approaches, combining anatomy and clinical disciplines, have evolved. We have developed a number of novel course concepts addressing students’ and health carer’s needs for both undergraduate and postgraduate training. This includes (but is not limited to) clinical biomechanics, advanced dissection techniques and surgical exposures. Thiel-embalmed tissues are commonly used for this purpose.

Selected publications:

  • Lorenz M, Brade J, Diamond L, Sjölie D, Busch M, Tscheligi M, Klimant P, Heyde CE, Hammer N. Presence and User Experience in a Virtual Environment under the Influence of Ethanol: An Explorative Study. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 23;8(1):6407. 

  • Klima S, Hepp P, Löffler S, Cornwall J, Hammer N. A novel phased-concept course for the delivery of anatomy and orthopedics training in medical education. Anat Sci Educ. 2017;10(4):372-82.

  • Hammer N, Hepp P, Löffler S, Schleifenbaum S, Steinke H, Klima S. Teaching surgical exposures to undergraduate medical students: an integration concept for anatomical and surgical education. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2015;135(6):795-803.

  • Hammer N, Löffler S, Bechmann I, Steinke H, Hädrich C, Feja C. Comparison of modified Thiel embalming and ethanol-glycerin fixation in an anatomy environment: Potentials and limitations of two complementary techniques. Anat Sci Educ. 2015;8(1):74-85.

  • Hammer N, Löffler S, Feja C, Bechmann I, Steinke H. Substitution of formaldehyde in cross anatomy is possible. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011;103(7):610-1.

A selection of our courses can be found in the Teaching section.