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BM2009: HUMAN ANATOMY A (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

  • this course will teach you what we know about 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; 
  • course will increase your practical skills, improve your problem-solving and image interpretation skills, and help you understand 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 None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Flora Groening

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

  • 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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

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.

Further Information & Notes

This course is restricted to students on the degree of BSc Biomedical Sciences. The practical work required in this course may pose difficulties to students with some disabilities. If this arises alternative arrangements will be made. Any student wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Develop'l Biol)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Biol)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Physiology)
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Dev Biology & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Molecular & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Physiology & Biobusiness)
  • MSci in Biomedical Sci (Developm'l Biology) with Ind Placm't
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Anatomy) with Indust'l Placement
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Molecular Biol) with Ind Plac't
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Pharmacology) with Ind'l Pla'mnt
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Physiology) with Ind'l Placement
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy & Bio Bus) With Ip
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Develo Biolo & Bio Bus) With Ip
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Bio& Biobus) With Ip
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Bio Bus) With Ip

Contact Teaching Time

126 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written and practical examination (60%) and in-course assessment (40%). 2 in-course assessments, each worth 20% of final total. Each in-course assessment using questions in same style as those to be included in final exam and carried out under exam conditions.

Resit: 1 two-hour written and practical examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

1 in-course assessment using questions in same style as those to be included in final exam and carried out under exam conditions. Carried out prior to summative in-course assessment.

Feedback

·         Tests for self-assessment in each practical class in the same style as the summative assessments with model answers provided immediately afterwards

·         Additional self-assessment via interactive weekly online quizzes on MyAberdeen with immediate feedback on test performance and correct answers

Marked scripts from in-course assessments returned and model answers discussed in class to provide continuous feedback on performance

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