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Unit information: Human Anatomy: Thorax, Head and Neck in 2015/16

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Unit name Human Anatomy: Thorax, Head and Neck
Unit code ANAT20003
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Gatumu
Open unit status Not open

ANAT10101 & ANAT10102 or other approved unit normally required



School/department School of Anatomy
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

This unit covers the topographical and surface anatomy of the human thorax and head and neck region. It features teaching using prosected cadavers and includes consideration of imaging techniques and common clinical conditions.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Detailed knowledge of musculoskeletal and visceral systems of the human thorax, head and neck, including:

  • skeletal elements
  • muscle attachments, actions and nerve supply
  • disposition of viscera/structures and their relationships to other body structures, their circulatory supply/drainage and their autonomic nerve supply.

Teaching Information

1 lecture/tutorial per week;

1 3-hour lab practical per week

Assessment Information

One summative practical (spot) exam in the January exam period (50%)

One summative written exam in the January exam period (45%)

eBiolabs tasks throughout the unit (5%)

One formative spot

Reading and References

Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 6th edition (2009) Moore & Dalley (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins). ISBN-10: 0781775256, ISBN-13: 978-0781775250.

Rohen et al. Color Atlas of Anatomy, 7th edition (2010) (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins). ISBN-10: 9781609137854, ISBN-13: 978-1609137854. Other human anatomy texts and atlases as preferred (details in Unit Handbook)