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Undergraduate Anatomy 2018-2019

AN3009: ARCHITECTURE OF LIFE

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

  • this course will equip you with key micro-anatomical principles and concepts that underpin human form and function; 
  • you will study the intricacies of cellular and extracellular components; how these combine structurally and functionally to form a coherent organ, and how they are altered in disease; 
  • you will learn through structured practical classes, which form the core element of this course, lectures, tutorials and online histology packages; 
  • the course will equip you with key generic microscopical, analytical, problem-solving and transferable skills, aimed at developing graduate attributes, to provide a solid foundation for further study in the biomedical sciences

AN3301: HUMAN EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

  • this course provides a broad overview of the fundamental processes underpinning transformation of a single fertilised egg into a fully functioning individual;
  • you will gain in depth and cutting edge knowledge on the major patterning and morphogenetic processes essential for establishing the body plan, major organ systems and causes of birth defects;
  • this core knowledge is directly relevant and will prepare you for more advanced studies in all areas of Life Sciences, including Anatomy, Developmental Biology, Physiology and Neuroscience;
  • wide transferable and employability skills, including problem solving and presentation practice, are a core component of the course

AN3503: BIOLOGICAL IMAGING

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

  • Biomedical imaging is a key method in clinical and research settings and has developed tremendously over the past decade; This course teaches principles of microscopical, PET, MRI, ultrasound and CT imaging, and explains how and when these techniques are used; 
  • Practical sessions will deepen your understanding and shadowing a researcher in their lab will provide invaluable insights into the use of imaging methods in scientific research;
  • Elements of the course develop graduate attributes, such as writing for different audiences, including in a journalistic style, presentation skills and group work; 
  • The course is taught jointly by clinicians, basic scientists and technologists.

AN4002: BRAIN FUNCTION AND MALFUNCTION

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

  • this course is the central cornerstone course for 4th year ‘Neuroscience with Psychology’ students and provides key preparation for the final year Honours project;
  • it is based on the general organisation of the human and rodent nervous systems alongside up-to-date research in the neuroscience of brain diseases;
  • a particular emphasis is given to understand malfunctions of the nervous system and their neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and neurochemical basis;
  • research approaches relevant to the causes, diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders are discussed

AN4003: BRAIN FUNCTION AND MALFUNCTION (WITH ANATOMY)

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

  • this course integrates advanced anatomical, physiological and neurological concepts using examples from healthy and diseased populations;
  • fundamental biomedical scientists meet with advanced clinical practitioners to facilitate an enquiry and interest based learning experience; 
  • with an aging population and ever increasing number of people with complex neurological problems, you will understand why multidisciplinary teams are the key to improving the diagnosis and treatment of neurological/psychiatric disorders, and also in understanding exactly how the central nervous system works; 
  • state of the art practical/dissection classes deliver hands on science and clinical skills to develop professional preparation and knowledge based practice

AN4301: DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE (WITH ANATOMY)

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

  • ever wondered where your brain comes from?;
  • this course merges cutting edge developmental biology, neuroscience, and cellular physiology to describe how the nervous system arises and gets ‘wired up’;
  • the bewildering arrays of cells in the nervous system interconnect in highly specific ways. Here you will learn what dictates neuronal cell fate, how neurons find appropriate partners and how cells communicate to generate behaviour;
  • in addition to lectures from dynamic researchers and anatomical dissection sessions, this course will hone core skills for basic scientists and medics through group presentation work, independent library research and scientific writing

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