MODULE DESCRIPTION 2017-18

AUTUMN SEMESTER 15 CREDITS
AAP683 HUMAN ANATOMY
CO-ORDINATOR: PIA NYSTROM
OTHER TUTORS: N/A

MODULE OUTLINE

This module familiarises students with the human musculoskeletal system, providing knowledge of the head, neck and appendicular skeleton and its muscles and nerves, as well as insights into functional, developmental and comparative aspects of human morphology.


BROAD ACADEMIC AIMS AND PRINCIPLES OF THE UNIT

This unit aims to:

  • provide students with dissection-based knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy;
  • develop students’ understanding of how the structure of the body relates to its biomechanical and physiological functions.

MEASUREABLE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this module students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of :

  • a comprehensive foundation knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy, and an understanding of the functioning of the human body.

EXAMPLES OF LECTURE/SEMINAR TITLES

Our lectures/seminars are highly participative and taught by leaders in their field.

  • Introduction to the musculoskeletal system & muscles of anterior thorax
  • Muscles of anterior thorax
  • Muscles of posterior thorax
  • Muscles of anterior arm & forearm
  • Muscles of the anterior & posterior hand
  • Muscles of mastication
  • Review upper limb and thorax
  • Introduction to lower limb & muscles of gluteal region
  • Muscles of anterior thigh & leg
  • Muscles of the posterior thigh & leg
  • Muscles of dorsal & plantar foot
  • Review lower limb and thorax

STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND INDEPENDENT STUDY

Type

Hours

Lectures 12
Laboratory Sessions 22
Independent Study (including preparation for assessments) 116

ASSESSMENT

Method

% of marks

Hours/Length

Formal examination 50% 2 hours
Formal examination 50% 2 hours