COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Description

Anatomical Sciences

Module titleAnatomical Sciences
Module codeCSC2009
Academic year2020/1
Credits15
Module staff

Dr Hope Gangata (Lecturer)

Dr Reza Zamani (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

11

Number students taking module (anticipated)

72

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This module will allow you to learn and implement your anatomy knowledge and relate it to physiology and pathologies through the discovery of current or past anatomy breakthroughs according to your interest. Using this knowledge, you will explore the key concepts and principles that underpin human diseases, learn about research methods and explain the basis of diseases and scientific discoveries of your choice. Additionally, we aim to develop new teaching tools using current anatomy resources. The main focus is to develop these learning tools as a student-centred teaching tool that incorporates your research on specific areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology and scientific discoveries. In doing so, you will obtain wide-arching knowledge surrounding the topic of your choice, which you will present continuously to your peers. You will attend extensive lectures/seminars and workshops that provide the anatomical background for understanding the overarching principles and concepts of the organisation of the structures of the human body and their applications in clinical context. In addition, this module aims to enhance your presentation and feedback skills through student-led seminars and the development of new anatomy teaching resources. Developing key transferrable scientific skills is central to this module and you should be prepared to work effectively and collaboratively with peers.

 

This is an optional module for second year students of the BSc Medical Sciences, BSc Sport & Exercise Medical Sciences and BSc Neuroscience.

Pre-requisite modules.

CSC1005 Integrated Human Physiology OR equivalent OR minimum of 2 years of preclinical BMBS in Medicine.

(Exceptions under module lead discretion)

 

Module aims - intentions of the module

This module aims to help you to:

  • Develop an understanding of key concepts and principles for the structural organisations and functions of the human body with reference to growth, aging and disorders.
  • Appreciate the science behind anatomical discoveries and principles.
  • Appreciate common anatomical research methods and techniques.
  • Develop new technological tools using current anatomical teaching resources.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Describe the key concepts and principles underlying the organisations of the structures of human body.
  • 2. Explain how structures of the human body are applied in clinical context.
  • 3. Conduct literature research for scientific discoveries related to anatomy.
  • 4. Explain the scientific investigations and methodologies behind anatomical research.
  • 5. Explore past and current scientific discoveries using anatomy as a basis.
  • 6. Develop a basic understanding of technological enhancement of anatomical resources.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 7. Explain the use of anatomical language and descriptive terms.
  • 8. Explore more detailed new learnings of the anatomy behind scientific discoveries and apply this knowledge clinically.
  • 9. Describe the anatomical basis of clinical conditions, surgical procedures and advances in medical technology using scientific discoveries of your choice.
  • 10. Explain anatomical structure-function relationships of the human body in health and disease.
  • 11. Evaluate choices between various anatomical research methods and techniques for an anatomical sciences research project.
  • 12. Demonstrate an awareness of key human science principles associated with human health, illness and disease.

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 13. Demonstrate effective workload and time management skills.
  • 14. Demonstrate competence in effective written and oral professional communication with limited guidance.
  • 15. Apply skills of critical thinking, problem-formulation and problem-solving.

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, an example of an overall structure is as follows:

 

You will conduct a literature research of scientific discoveries that relate to anatomy and the function of the human body. You will obtain wide-arching knowledge surrounding the topic of your choice, which you will present continuously to your peers. You will engage with extensive lectures, seminars, practical laboratory sessions and workshops that provide the anatomical background for understanding the overarching principles and concepts of the organisation of the structures of the human body and their applications in clinical context. 

In seminar groups, you will undertake tutor-supported research and gradually build an anatomical science focused Educational Resource of your choice by using ‘Client Briefings’ and evaluate current or experimental / research technologies with medical and clinical applications.  

Concepts and topics covered in lectures and lab dissections include:

  • Fundamentals of human anatomy and its historical perspectives;
  • Micro to macro anatomy and how to study it;
  • Embryology & congenital malformations;
  • Gastrointestinal system;  
  • The renal system;
  • Central nervous system;
  • Microstructure and function of the heart;
  • The visual system;
  • Clinical anatomy of the cardiac system;
  • Appendicular and axial skeleton;
  • Neural control of micturition.*

 

*these areas will be reviewed annually and may undergo some changes. 


 

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
51990

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching1Orientation Lecture (1 x 1hr) Delivered online through a synchronous session and will be recorded.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching12Lectures (12 x 1hr). Delivered online through asynchronous 15-20 minutes pre-recorded lecture videos.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching10Seminars: Client Briefing Presentations (5 x 2hrs) Delivered online through synchronous live sessions.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching2Seminars: Formative Feedback on projects (1 x 2hrs) ): Delivered online through synchronous live sessions.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching9Laboratory Dissections (3 x 3hrs) Delivered online through synchronous live dissection sessions from the laboratory (and will be recorded) or through pre-recorded dissection videos, depending on the Lockdown status of the university.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching2Workshop: Let’s work collaboratively: Delivered online through synchronous live sessions and will be recorded
Scheduled Learning and Teaching12Workshops: Technology guidance to group project (workshop on web design, 3D image production, augmented reality). Delivered online through synchronous live sessions and will be recorded
Guided independent study3Workshop: Formative Group Project Educational Resource Feedback and Troubleshooting (1 x 3hrs) Delivered online through synchronous live sessions and will be recorded
Guided independent study12Independent Study to support lectures
Guided independent study6Independent Study to support lab dissections
Guided independent study38Guided reading of the literature, text books and computer based learning in preparation for Client Briefing Presentations and building the Final Project Educational Resource
Guided independent study33Preparation for MCQ/SAQ Examination
Guided independent study10Preparation for the essay

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Sample MCQ and SAQ QuestionsTwo MCQs and an SAQ during each of three different Seminars1-13Oral and written
Educational ResourceOral discussions during four Seminars1-13Oral
Group working feedbackOral discussions during four Seminars1-7, 14-15Oral (Seminar Facilitator)

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
30700

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Multiple Choice Question + Short Answer Question Exam701h 30 minutes2-3,4,7-10Written on request
Final Group Project Educational Resource 20Submission of completed website and 5 minutes for live Q & A.1-7,11,14-15Written
Group Contribution and Engagement Award10Over four seminars13-15Written

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
MCQ+SAQ Exam (1 hour 30 minutes) (70%)MCQ+SAQ Exam (1 hour 30 minutes)2-4, 7, 8-10August/Ref/Def
Final Group Project Educational Resource (20%)E-Poster (based on Final Group Project Educational Resource) submitted individually (20%)1-7, 11, 14-15August/Ref/Def
Group Contribution and Engagement Award (10%)A reflective essay (1000 words) on “The role of collaboration and leadership in advancing scientific knowledge” (10%)13-15August/Ref/Def

Re-assessment notes

The Final Group Project Educational Resource cannot be re-submitted by a single student and is therefore replaced with an ‘electronic poster’ based on the same group project and produced on MS PowerPoint (or similar programmes). Full guidance will be provided. This is to be submitted during ref/def period. The Group Contribution and Engagement Award will be assessed with a reflective essay as described above. Full guidance will be provided. 

Please also refer to the TQA section on general Referral/Deferral guidelines: http://as.exeter.ac.uk/academic-policy-standards/tqa-manual/aph/consequenceoffailure/  

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • General Anatomy: Principles and Applications; Norman Eizenberg, Christopher Briggs, Craig Adams and Gerard Ahern, McGraw-Hill Medical, 2008, ISBN – 10:0070134677; 13:978-0070134676.
  • Thieme Atlas of Anatomy: General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System, Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, Udo Schumacher, 2nd Edition, Thieme, 2014, ISBN 978-1-60406-922-8, £49.00.
  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy , Moore K, Dalley A, 7th edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2013  ISBN 9781451184471
  • Human Physiology: from cells to systems.  Sherwood L, 7th edition, Thomson and Thomson, 2009 ISBN 978 0495826293
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, Tortora and Derrickson 13th Edition. Wiley, 2011, ISBN 9780470233474

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=4451

http://www.netanatomy.com/

Anatomy TV (Electronic Library)

Module has an active ELE page

Key words search

Anatomy, concepts, principles, structure, function, scientific methods, scientific applications, scientific discoveries, anatomical research, anatomical systems, clinical anatomy.

Credit value15
Module ECTS

7.5

Module pre-requisites

CSC1005 Integrated Human Physiology OR equivalent OR minimum of 2 years of preclinical BMBS in Medicine. (Exceptions under module lead discretion)

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

5

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

05/08/2014

Last revision date

17/08/2020