Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course will build on the introductory practical anatomy courses in 2nd year and aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal system. It will examine several key questions: How do the different parts of the system work together to produce movements? How is the function of muscles, tendons or joints determined by their structure? How is their function affected by different injuries and diseases? Which imaging techniques can we use to visualise different parts of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease?
Lectures and practical work on this course will include: an overview of the basic biomechanical principles underlying human movements, an introduction to basic dissection skills and hands-on experience of dissections of human limbs, an overview of different imaging techniques including MRI, CT, PET, ultrasound and microscopy and hands-on experience of ultrasound scanning of human limbs, staining of muscle sections and analysis of microscopy images. You will gain experience of writing a dissection report, preparing and delivering a PechaKucha presentation on a selected clinical condition of the musculoskeletal system and working on a clinical case to choose appropriate diagnostic imaging techniques for this case.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
3 dissection reports 5% each
MCQ test 5%
1500 word research essay 5%
Research presentation 5%
Take Home Exam 10%
Online Final Exam 60%
Alternative Resit Assessment
Failed students will only resit the Online final exam (60%) in Online/blended learning
There are no assessments for this course.
|Students will be able to interpret and compare and contrast images of the musculoskeletal system obtained with different imaging techniques (e.g. MRI, CT, PET, microscopy).
|Students will be able to apply their knowledge about the musculoskeletal system and relevant imaging techniques to solve clinical problems.
|Students will be able to perform and describe dissections of cadaveric human specimens.
|Students will be able to explain structure-function relationships and clinical conditions in the musculoskeletal system.
|Students will be able to prepare and deliver an oral presentation and short report about a selected research topic.
|Students will be able to perform histological staining of tissue samples, understand the procedure and analyse results.