Headquartered in FMVZ-USP, the program has, among its faculty members, researchers of its own unit and, in order to broaden its interdisciplinary activities, international researchers. It has professors and researchers from USP Units: FO, FZEA, FM, EACH and ICB, and the Butantan’s Institute, and three renowned research institutions: UCSC-CA / USA and UNRI, Cape Town, South Africa.
The PG has already graduated 610 masters and doctors in these 40 years of existence and also consolidates by its distinctive intellectual production due to the high rate of citations of its faculty and students.
The proposed curriculum of the program is organized so as to meet their goals, as well as the profile of egress to be formed, aligned to the area of concentration, lines and research projects. During the master's degree, the graduate student is prepared to use a good scientific methodology, awakening their critical thinking in relation to think innovatively, select educational content, and prepare their teaching and scientific presentations while acquire skills and knowledge necessary to choose the essential techniques of their research. In doctorate, post-graduate students seek mature their critical thinking and acquire freedom to think, once they become familiar with the methodology and proposed collaborations. Enhance their ability to write and revise their articles, and get familiar with the challenges of contemporary science. In both modalities, the graduate students are challenged to seek the ratio of their project and other parallel proposals with forms of social integration, expansion and improvement of knowledge and transfer of technology. Therefore, the postgraduate students must fulfill 36 credits in courses, up to 12 additional credits (publishing papers and other kinds of activities) and 60 credits in the dissertation. During the doctorate, they must comply with 52 credits in courses, 12 additional credits and 140 credits in the thesis. The ones holding a Master’s title who subscribe to PhD courses should ask equivalent qualification, and complete 28 credits in courses and 140 credits in the preparation of the thesis. Both thesis and dissertations can be made as chapters composed by published articles and or submitted for publication. The only area of concentration "Anatomy of Domestic and Wild Animals" is home to 7 lines of research (Functional Anatomy of the Central, Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System; Morphological Anatomy of Organic Systems; Anatomic Basis Applied to Surgery; Structure, Function of communication, and Cellular adhesion, and its relations with tissue extracellular matrix; Morphophysiology and Morphogenesis of Immune System and totipotent cells; Morphology of Temporary organs and Glandular tissues; and Placenta and Placentation), in which the projects aligned to innovative science and forms of social inclusion are inserted. The courses that composes the curriculum of PPG are related to one or more of the research lines. So they meet all lines of research: Conceptual Anatomy and Critical Analysis in Anatomic Research; Entrepreneurship; Steps to Writing a Scientific Paper in International Context (Requirements for Scientific Work in an International Context); Pedagogical preparation Anatomy; Technical and Applied Research in Anatomy. The following courses are already more specific for the following lines of research: 1) Morphological Anatomy of Organic Systems: Critical Analysis of Circulatory and Respiratory Processes; Anatomical bases and Phylogenetic Digestion; Morphological basis of Locomotion and Phylogenetic Evolution; 2 Functional Anatomy of the Central, Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System: Comparative Functional Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Trends; 3- Anatomic Basis Applied to Surgery: Microscopic Techniques and Applied imagology; 4- Structure, Function of communication, and Cellular adhesion, and its relations with tissue extracellular matrix; Morphophysiology and Morphogenesis of the Immune System and totipotent cells; Morphology of Temporary Glandular Organs and Tissues: Stem Cells and Cell Therapy; Topics in Cell Culture with Emphasis on Primary Stem Cell Culture (Topics in Cell Culture with Emphasis on Stem Cells Primary Culture); 5- Placenta and Placentation: Morphophysiology of Placenta and Placentation; Structural and Functional Basis of Inter-Relationship of Male and Female Endocrine Genitalia; Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology Applied to Animal Embryology (Molecular Biology Applied to Animal Embryology). In 2015 the courses "Biotechnology Applied to the Development of Innovative Therapies in Veterinary Medicine", "Resource Training in Neuroscience" and "Advanced topics in developmental biology and biotechnology" were included in the research lines: 4 - Structure and Function communication and Adhesion Cell and its relations with Matrix Tissue; and 2 - Functional Anatomy of the S. N. Central, respectively.