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BM2009: HUMAN ANATOMY A (2021-2022)

Last modified: 22 Sep 2021 11:25

Course Overview

  • this course will teach you what we know about the anatomy of different parts of human body and how it relates to development, various injuries and disorders;
  • you'll get a chance to work with prosected human cadaveric specimens and medical images such as MRI scans;
  • you will increase your practical skills, improve your problem-solving and image interpretation skills, and help you understand learn why fundamental anatomy and imaging are important to understanding human health & disease;
  • this course will focus on the anatomy of the back, upper & lower limbs, thorax and abdomen;
  • learning is facilitated by videos and 3D anatomy resources on MyAberdeen

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Flora Groening

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of BI1507 The Cell (Passed) or SF1503 The Cell (Foundation) (Passed) or SM1501 The Cell (Passed)
  • One of BSc Biomedical Sciences (Physiology) (Studied) or BSc Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology) (Studied) or MSci in Biomedical Science (Physiology) with Ind'l Placement (Studied) or BSc Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy) (Studied) or MSci in Biomedical Science (Anatomy) with Indust'l Placement (Studied) or MSci in Biomedical Science (Pharmacology) with Ind'l Pla'mnt (Studied) or BSc Biomedical Sciences (Develop'l Biol) (Studied) or BSc Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Biol) (Studied) or MSci in Biomedical Sci (Developm'l Biology) with Ind Placm't (Studied) or MSci in Biomedical Science (Molecular Biol) with Ind Plac't (Studied)
  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course is practical based and thus consists of student led group work centred on pro-sections of cadavers and a workbook that is handed out at the beginning of the course. Other resources used are anatomical models and interactive learning resources on MyAberdeen. The course concentrates on the study of the locomotor system (limbs and back) and the respiratory, alimentary, cardiovascular and nervous systems as they are arrayed in the thorax and abdomen.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Practicals during University weeks 10 - 18
  • 1 Practical during University week19
  • 1 Tutorial during University week9

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

100% continuous assesment:

4 Online Tests on MyAberdeen = 25% each, covering all anatomical regions taught on the course and consisting of single best answer questions and short answer questions based on photos or videos of cadaveric specimens.

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

Online Exam

Formative Assessment

1 Online Test similar to the summative assesment just before the first summative test

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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