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BM2509: HUMAN ANATOMY B (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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 None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Hebri Ballal

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)
  • Programme Level 2
  • 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)
  • 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 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.

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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written and practical examination (60%) and in-course assessment (40%). 2 in-course assessments, each worth 10% 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

Weekly list of sample questions provided in hard copy.


Model answers provided to students immediately after each in-course summative assessment, and marked scripts returned to provide continuous feedback as to performance.

Model answers provided the following week for weekly sample questions.

Course Learning Outcomes


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