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 in depth understanding of the normal/abnormal anatomy of the human body.
In particular it will concentrate on knowledge that is relevant and specific to clinical settings, covering the most common conditions where anatomical knowledge will aid both in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and in communication with staff and patients/carers.
Conditions covered will be taken from each subject area outlined in the Physician Associate curriculum:
These will integrate both horizontally and vertically with other modules and clinical activities to afford optimal learning for students.
The students will study clinical conditions as set out in the Physician Associate Curriculum Matrix. This is organised by the major systems of the body.
Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal and Genito-Urinary and Sexual Health, Gastro-Intestinal, Endocrine and Metabolic, Neurological, Musculo-Skeletal, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, ENT and Ophthalmology, Female Reproductive
These will be discussed in terms of the clinically relevant anatomy and it's 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 the conditions outlined in the curriculum.
Category C (50% -59%)
A threshold student should have basic knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts of anatomy presented in the module. The work is only based on lecture material. No evidence of wider reading or critical thinking.
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 presents evidence of critical thinking. Especially for the higher A marks, critical analysis and wider reading is essential.
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 materials. Limited evidence of wider reading and critical analysis.
Demonstrate an in depth understanding of normal/abnormal human structure in relation to the conditions set out in the Physician Associate Curriculum Matrix
Demonstrate an ability to perform common clinical/practical procedures in relation to anatomical landmarks
Demonstrate the ability to effectively describe key anatomical changes related to common clinical scenarios
Analyse the relationship between anatomy, common anatomical variations and disease presentations
|Short Answer Question Paper||50.00|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
|Practical classes and workshops||
12h of practical anatomy classes
80h of private study including the reading of essential prepared material
8h of lectures
- 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.
- 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