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Unit information: Advanced Topics in Applied Anatomy in 2021/22

Unit name Advanced Topics in Applied Anatomy
Unit code ANAT30008
Credit points 40
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Sulaiman
Open unit status Not open

Year 1 & 2 BSc Applied Anatomy


Facets of Anatomy

School/department School of Anatomy
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

Advanced Topics in Applied Anatomy builds on the anatomical concepts explored in years 1 and 2 of the BSc Applied Anatomy course. Students will explore advanced topics relating to the functional anatomy of human and non-human mammals in seminar, tutorial and practical settings. Topics may include: changes and variations in anatomy relating to growth, senescence, the athletic body, and support and rehabilitation.

Students will participate in and lead discussions, exploring relevant primary literature, and reflecting on the roles of anatomy and anatomical variation in our understanding of these topics.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. To apply knowledge and understanding of topics in textbook anatomy to areas of variation, development and change.
  2. To apply knowledge and understanding of this variation to appropriate clinical and applied scenarios.
  3. To explore, evaluate and communicate findings from the primary research literature with reference to natural variation, development and change.

Teaching Information

Teaching will predominantly be delivered via seminar sessions, with tutorials and practical demonstrations supporting some topics.

Assessment Information

As part of the focus on experiential learning in the BSc Applied Anatomy, students will be expected to actively participate in formative activities such as engagement in seminar presentations, readings and discussions.

Synoptic diary (Coursework, 30%) Students will write a cumulative diary and a final synoptic summary discussing the unit and its themes. ILO 1,2

Discursive assignments (Coursework, 70%) A choice of discursive written pieces relating to relevant unit topics. ILO 1,2,3


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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