In 1999 and 2000 Griffith University introduced an array of allied health programs that required a large range of new resources and the establishment of a School of Anatomy under the Transplantation and Anatomy Act.
In 2004, Griffith University was given approval to offer medicine and oral health programs that required new staff appointments, equipment and the construction of a new multi-story building adjacent to the Gold Coast Hospital in Southport.
In 2013, with the relocation of the Gold Coast Hospital to the new 750 bed Gold Coast University Hospital at Parklands, Griffith University has once again invested in a new 10 story , state of the art Health Building.
The new building includes an entire floor dedicated to anatomy teaching and research. The facilities include a 240 student capacity laboratory, a 90 person Histology and Pathology Laboratory and an Anatomy and Pathology Learning Centre for student self-study and revision activities.
The anatomy facility currently supports the teaching and research activities of the following groups:
- School of Medicine
- School of Dentistry and Oral Health
- School of Rehabilitation Sciences
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Medical Sciences
- School of Nursing and Midwifery
- Allied Health Sciences
In 2013, over 2000 students used the anatomy facility. The anatomy laboratory is also visited by students from a number of local high schools, TAFEs and Universities and is utilised for surgical training and workshops run by external groups.