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Postgraduate Course: Neuroanatomy (BIME11106)

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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course will cover all the major areas associated with gross and cellular neuroanatomy and will be taught by a selection of on-line lectures and virtual dissection.
Course description The course will be based around five main topics:
- Gross anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems (including blood supply and meninges)
- Sensory pathways
- Motor pathways
- Cranial nerves
- Spinal cord, spinal nerves and autonomic nervous system
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 Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Online Activities 25, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 53 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Each course will be assessed by an item of in-course assessment, weighted at 30% of the course mark, and a class test/MCQ, weighted at 70% of the course mark. Details of in-course assessment will be provided within the 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. Gain an appreciation of the gross and cellular anatomy of the nervous system.
  2. Identify and trace functional pathways at different levels throughout the nervous system.
  3. Relate structure to function in the context of neurodegenerative disease.
  4. Critically read and present data from scientific papers.
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 a delivery platform. Course materials are protected by username and password controlled access which will only be made available to registered users.
Course organiserMs Alethea Kelsey
Tel: (0131 6)50 2924
Course secretaryMiss Sara-Louise Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997
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