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Undergraduate Course: Anatomy and Development 3 (BIME09013)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will give students knowledge and understanding of the gross topographical anatomy of the human body, how these structures develop normally, and how research in these fields of is conducted and applied.
Course description This course will give students knowledge and understanding of the anatomy of major human organ systems and limbs, how these structures develop normally and how research in the field is conducted and applied.

Students will learn about the anatomy of major human organ systems through a combination of lectures and practical sessions. There will be 14 anatomy lectures in total, complemented by 5 x 3 hr practical classes in which students will use human cadavers to learn the anatomy of the digestive, urogenital, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems as well as the head and neck. Students will also learn about the embryonic development of major organ systems through a set of nine lectures designed to articulate with the anatomical topics. Lectures will emphasise how research in the field is conducted and how research findings inform our understanding of the development, structure and function of tissues and organs. Students will learn how developmental disorders can arise when developmental processes are dysregulated. Applications of research will also be covered, for example by showing how developing strategies for tissue repair requires an understanding of normal development, as well as the anatomical structure of adult tissues and organs. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of integrative approaches to understanding biological systems. Lectures will be complemented by three workshop or tutorial classes designed to develop students' problem solving skills, integrating anatomical knowledge with interpretations and understanding of experimental research findings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Cells to Organisms 2 (BIME08011)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Biomedical Sciences 3 (BIME09008)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Anatomy and Pathology 2 (MSBM08001)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  120
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 24, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 15, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 147 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) ICA: Anatomy spot exam (30% of course mark). Exam: A combination of MCQs and short answer questions, (70% of course mark).
Feedback Workshop and tutorial classes will be structured to allow students to gain formative feedback on the problem solving and data interpretation skills that they will develop during the course. There will be a formative mock spot exam in last dissection class, (weeks 10,11)
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe a question requiring original research through critical reading of current literature. Formulate one or more testable hypotheses or central arguments from the question.
  2. Identify appropriate methods and models to test the hypotheses or arguments.
  3. Obtain information to address the hypotheses or arguments using appropriate investigative techniques and research tools. Critically analyze the evidence obtained to refute or support the hypotheses or arguments.
  4. Integrate your findings with those of others, and indicate the impact this has on the field and how future work may address outstanding questions.
  5. Communicate your findings and conclusions effectively through your dissertation, lay-summary, and any associated oral or poster presentations.
Reading List
A reading list will be provided at the start of the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course will allow students to develop transferrable skills in the following areas:
- Definition and analysis of complex problems and issues
- Critical review and consolidation of knowledge
- Discussion and critical appraisal of the work of others
- Interpretation of scientific data
- Working with others to bring about change, development and/or new thinking
KeywordsAnatomy,major organ systems,developmental biology
Course organiserDr Tom Gillingwater
Tel: (0131 6)50 3724
Course secretaryMr Philip Horey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
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