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Dr Augusto Coppi

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy and Animal Body
School of Veterinary Medicine
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Augusto is a veterinarian and a veterinary anatomist with a Master and PhD and post-doctorates specifically in Veterinary Anatomy. He has 30 years experience in teaching Veterinary Anatomy and a wide range of Veterinary Anatomy segments in Brazil, Europe and in the UK : Live, Clinical, Surgical, Comparative, Sectional, Developmental, Topographical, Functional, Imaging and 3-D Anatomy - from Mammals and Birds to Exotic animals. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and coordinates a plethora of veterinary anatomy education projects. Augusto is also involved in training other national and overseas academics. He also teaches an extensive catalogue of current available methods for learning Veterinary Anatomy, including dissection, vascular injection, perfusion-fixation and Imaging Anatomy. Augusto also organises and teaches - nationally and abroad - a wide range of 3-D quantitative microscopy courses focusing on Design-based Stereology applied to research projects where state-of-the-art 3-D Quantitative Microscopy is needed. Augusto also supervises postgraduate projects on animal structure and function and educational research projects.

Augusto is the subject lead for Veterinary Anatomy at the new School of Veterinary Medicine at UCLan and also he is the lead for the new BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Sciences course.
Augusto has published about 70 original research papers in high-profile international medical journals.

For the past 30 years Augusto has also been leading experimental research on animal structure and function and his main areas of research interest include:

  • 3D Quantitative microscopy using Design-based Stereology and its applications to Biomedical, Medical and Cancer Research
  • Animal Ageing
  • Animal Ageing and Nervous System
  • Ageing-related Neurodegenerative Diseases (Animal Dementia)

He also leads educational research and scholarly activities in order to enhance students’ learning experience and provide evidence for curriculum development. Examples of current educational research projects include:

  • Alternative formaldehyde-free methods
  • The Larssen fixative - for embalming animal cadavers used for teaching Veterinary Anatomy
  • Design and implementation of new educational research projects focusing on innovative Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) platforms for teaching 3D Applied and Clinical Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Pathology, including the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in order to enhance students’ learning experience. For instance, over the past 6 years I have been producing and reviewing 3D Anatomy and Physiology contents for IVALA.
  • Design and implementation of new educational research projects focusing on innovative methods for teaching 3D Applied and Clinical Veterinary Anatomy, Comparative Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Pathology, including the set up and running of a weekly-based ‘Anatomy and Physiology club’ using, for instance, plastinated specimens and 3D models, which are offered to students to consolidate their learning.
  • Design and implementation of new educational research projects focusing on the ethical use of animals and alternatives to animal use for teaching 3D Applied and Developmental Veterinary Anatomy, Comparative Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Embryology and Pathology, including the use of clays (Play-Doh) and 3D printing in order to help students acquire a sound and lasting 3D visual memory of anatomical structures and of biological and physiological processes occurring in the animal body systems.
  • Design and implementation of new educational research projects focusing on establishing a syllabus for teaching Veterinary.

Augusto is a veterinarian and a veterinary anatomist with a Master and PhD and post-doctorates specifically in Veterinary Anatomy. He has 30 years experience in teaching Veterinary Anatomy and a wide range of Veterinary Anatomy segments in Brazil, Europe in the UK: Live, Clinical, Surgical, Comparative, Sectional, Developmental, Topographical, Functional, Imaging and 3-D Anatomy - from Mammals and Birds to Exotic animals.

He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and coordinates a plethora of veterinary anatomy education projects. Augusto is also involved in training other national and overseas academics.

He also teaches an extensive catalogue of current available methods for learning Veterinary Anatomy, including dissection, vascular injection, perfusion-fixation and Imaging Anatomy.
Augusto also organises and teaches - nationally and abroad - a wide range of 3-D quantitative microscopy courses focusing on Design-based Stereology applied to research projects where state-of-the-art 3-D Quantitative Microscopy is needed.

Augusto also supervises postgraduate projects on animal structure and function and educational research projects.

External Affiliations / Memberships

  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the Board of the International Society for Stereology and Image Analysis (ISSIA)
  • UK Anatomical Society (AS)
  • European Association of Veterinary Anatomists (EAVA)
  • World Association of Veterinary Anatomists (WAVA)
  • Fellow of the Brazilian Council of Veterinary Surgeons (BCVS)
  • BVMSci Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Sao Paulo University (Brazil) - 1991
  • Master (MSc)Veterinary Anatomy, Sao Paulo University (Brazil) - 1995
  • PhDVeterinary Anatomy, Sao Paulo University (Brazil) - 1998
  • Post-doctorate inComparative Anatomy, University College London (UCL) (UK) - 2005
  • Graduate Certificate inLearning and Teaching and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (UK) - 2017
  • Veterinary Anatomy (all body systems)
  • 3D Veterinary Anatomy
  • Comparative Anatomy (Mammals, Birds, Amphibian, Reptiles and Fish)
  • 3D Quantitative Microscopy
  • Design-based Stereology