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Undergraduate Anatomy 2021-2022

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

AN3504: HUMAN MOVEMENT DISSECTED

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

  • This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the human musculoskeletal system, how it produces movements of the body and how it can be affected by injury and disease.
  • You will gain hands-on experience of human dissection, imaging techniques and image analysis.
  • You will learn which information can, and cannot, be obtained using different imaging techniques.
  • You will obtain transferrable skills, including problem-solving and presentation practice.
  • The course is taught jointly by basic scientists, clinicians and technicians.

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 behaviourI

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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