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Postgraduate Course: Fundamentals of Human Anatomy 1 (BIME11103)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides the fundamental knowledge and is the core constituent of the Anatomical Sciences online programme.
Course description This basic human anatomy component is a core constituent of the course and runs throughout semesters 1 and 2. In practice it is subdivided into 2 distinct courses (Fundamentals of Human Anatomy 1 and 2), which are separately assessed.

This course will cover the anatomy of the upper limb, back, lower limb and pelvis.

Students will carry out, at a basic level, a virtual dissection of an area of the body using Primal Pictures software and Aclands Atlas Video Atlas of Human Anatomy and other anatomy resources. Augmented reality software currently being developed collaboratively between LUMA and SBMS (Anatomy) will also be used. This is being designed with this course in mind.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Online Activities 50, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 103 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The assessment of this course will comprise two elements:
1. MCQ/EMQ techniques (including text and visual based components) which will be automatically graded. This form of assessment will comprise 70% of the mark for this course.
2. An short essay, topic to be announced in week 3, will comprise 30% for this course.
Feedback In addition to the formal summative assessment required to pass this course, formative self-assessment utilising MCQ/EMQ formats will also be provided.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand at a basic level the structure and function of the area being been studied both systematically and regionally.
  2. Clearly demonstrate a knowledge of the anatomy of the area being studied.
  3. Make effective use of learning resources.
Learning Resources
Resources will be released in a progressive manner on a weekly basis. Published resources e.g. text and journal access will be possible through the University electronic learning environment.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Skills in the use of discussion boards for respectful, sensitive, supportive and professional communication.
Ability to carry out tasks in an independent and sustainable manner.
A general level of IT skill regarding virtual dissection and interpreting images.
Skills in research and enquiry.
Special Arrangements This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment of Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by a secure username and password. These access details are made available to registered users only.
KeywordsANSCI1Fund1,Human Anatomy,Anatomical Sciences,Distance Learning
Course organiserMs Alethea Kelsey
Tel: (0131 6)50 2924
Course secretaryMiss Sara-Louise Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997
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