Can I visit the anatomy facility?
Out of respect for our donors and issues of security in general, members of the public do not have access to the anatomy facility, however visits may be approved on a case by case basis subject to approval from the Head of School.
It is an offence against s236 (b) of the Criminal Code Act 1899, for a person to treat without dignity or improperly or indecently interfere with a dead human body or human remains.
The Griffith University School of Anatomy was established and operates in accordance with provisions in the Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979. Section 37 of the Act makes provision for the establishment of a School of Anatomy where the study and practice of anatomy may be carried out in connection with a University or School of Medicine in such places as the Governor in Council thinks fit.
Cadavers and anatomical specimens used in the Griffith University School of Anatomy are obtained through a body donation program utilising a valid and appropriate consent process.
Access to the laboratory and its resources depends on an undertaking to abide by a Code of Conduct and the School of Anatomy Laboratory Rules (PDF148KB).
Griffith University School of Anatomy accepts human body donations in accordance with the Queensland Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979 and the Transplantation and Anatomy Regulation 2017, which allows members of the public to unconditionally donate their body for the purpose of anatomical education and research