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Postgraduate Course: Basic Human Anatomy 1, Upper and Lower Limb (BIME11001)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIndividuals in groups of 4/5 will be expected to dissect a whole human cadaver to the level of that contained in Grants Dissector. Dissection is carried out in two week blocks, with the anatomy covered in each block being assessed by an end of block viva. This part of the course runs throughout the entire semester and is largely self-directed, however there are regular "surgeries" when teaching staff are present to answer questions and help students with the dissections.

Aims and Objectives:
1. To understand the anatomy of the upper and lower limbs, and the thoracic region both systematically and regionally.
2. To be able to clearly demonstrate and explain the anatomy as dissected.
3. To communicate confidently and competently using correct anatomical terminology.
4. To relate structure to function of the areas being dissected.
5. To relate the anatomy to clinical relevance.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, 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 12, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 36, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 142 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 80 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Vivas will be held on a fortnightly basis at the end of each two week block (30%). The essay has to be submitted towards the end of the semester (20%). The practical exam will take place at the very end of the semester (50%).
Feedback Progress feedback will be given at the end of each viva. Feedback sheets will be returned with the essay.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Work competently in a small group.
  2. Demonstrate using correct anatomical terminology the key anatomical features of the upper and lower limbs, and thoracic region.
  3. Acquire practical dissecting skills to a standard to produce quality prosections.
  4. Apply anatomical knowledge to understand the function and clinical relevance of the areas being dissected.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills On completion of this module students should have thorough knowledge of anatomy to a level allowing them to teach anatomy to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will also have acquired dissecting skills allowing them to produce quality prosections which can be used for teaching.
Course organiserDr Abduelmenem Alashkham
Tel: (0131 6)50 2924
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
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