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BM2509: HUMAN ANATOMY B (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:44

Course Overview

  • this will teach you about the anatomy of different systems of the human body and how it relates to growth, development, various injuries and disorders; 
  • you will get a chance to work with the prosected human cadaveric specimens, medical images such as CT and MRI scans; 
  • will increase your practical skills, improve your problem-solving and image interpretation skills, help you understand why fundamental anatomy and imaging are so important to understanding human health and disease; 
  • this will focus on the anatomy of pelvis, perineum, head, neck and brain;
  • facilitated by videos and 3D anatomy resources on MyAberdeen

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Hebri P. Ballal

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • 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)

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 prosections of cadavers and a workbook that is handed out at the beginning of the course. Other resources used are anatomical models and other teaching resources on MyAberdeen. The course concentrates on the study of the reproductive system (pelvis and perineum), and the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and special senses (eye and ear), respiratory, alimentary and cardiovascular systems as they are arrayed in the head and neck.

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 26 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 28, 30, 32, 34 - 35

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 assessment: 4 online tests on MyAberdeen (each worth 25%)


Resit (for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21):  

Similar online test to main exam

Formative Assessment

100% continuous assessment: 4 online tests on MyAberdeen (each worth 25%)

Course Learning Outcomes

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

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