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Unit information: Anatomical Science 1A in 2022/23

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Unit name Anatomical Science 1A
Unit code ANAT10008
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Ms. Natalia Trepp Centellas
Open unit status Not open
Units you must take before you take this one (pre-requisite units)

None

Units you must take alongside this one (co-requisite units)

None

Units you may not take alongside this one
School/department School of Anatomy
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Unit Information

This unit provides an introduction to the basic anatomical organisation and tissue structure of various species, including human. Emphasis is placed on understanding how structures are adapted for the functions they perform. This unit begins with an overview of how cells develop into tissues, organs and systems.

The anatomy of body systems will be studied with reference to their embryonic development, microscopic and macroscopic structure, and basic function.

Aims

This unit aims to provide students from varied disciplines with a foundation in the principles of anatomical design. Students will explore the concepts behind structural and functional adaptations in different species.

This unit has been designed to complement other Biomedical science units.

Your learning on this unit

Explain the relationship between the structure and function of the following areas:

  • Cells and tissues
  • Overview of body systems, including integumentary, skeletal, muscular, visceral and nervous systems
  • Nervous system and sense organs
  • Locomotor system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system

Identify key anatomical structures and describe their basic function.

Describe the variation in structure between relevant species.

Outline the development of the body from cells of the embryo to established organ systems.

How you will learn

This unit will be delivered by a combination of online learning opportunities such as lectures, interactive resources and practicals. Practicals, including study of cadaveric specimens, will be delivered via a blended approach using online and in-person delivery.

How you will be assessed

Summative assessments: (% of total Unit mark)

  • 1 spot examination 75%
  • 1 group coursework assignment 25%

Formative assessments will also be held

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. ANAT10008).

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.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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