Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Leah Taylor
Overall aims and purpose
This module will enable the student to acquire an understanding of the normal/abnormal anatomy of the human body. In particular it will concentrate on knowledge that is relevant and specific to a clinical setting, including pathological processes, diagnosis and therapies.
Systems covered will cover all those outlined in the Physician Associate competence and Curriculum framework, 2012.
These will integrate both horizontally and vertically with other modules and clinical activities to afford optimal learning for students.
The students will study the major structures of the body. These will be discussed in terms of normal/abnormal anatomy and their importance in identifying pathology.
The major focus of the module will be an emphasis on how anatomy relates to the management of patients presenting with a wide and varied spectrum of disease.
Category B (60%-69%)
A good student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate. The work presented is largely based on the lecture material with limited evidence of wider reading and critical analysis.
Category A (70% - 100%):
An excellent student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate, supported by additional reading and knowledge drawn from other modules. The work is free of factual errors and presents evidence of critical thinking. For the higher 'A' marks, critical analysis and wider reading are essential.
Category C (50% -59%)
A threshold student should have sound knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts of the systems of the working body.
Explain the relationship between anatomy, anatomical variation and common disease presentations.
Demonstrate an understanding of clinical/practical procedures in relation to anatomical landmarks and internal organ orientation.
Demonstrate an in depth understanding of normal/abnormal human structure.
Demonstrate an ability to identify normal and abnormal anatomy in cadaveric material
|EXAM||Single Best Answer multiple choice questions||
End of module MCQ Exam
|EXAM||Short Answer Question Paper||
End of module SAQ paper
Teaching and Learning Strategy
|Practical classes and workshops||
6 x 2h practical anatomy sessions
During private study students will be expected to complete essential required pre-reading of prepared material prior to their lectures.
There will be 8 1h lectures associated with this module.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others