Postgraduate Course: Neuroanatomy (BIME11106)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 15,
Online Activities 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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.
||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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Gain an appreciation of the gross and cellular anatomy of the nervous system.
- Identify and trace functional pathways at different levels throughout the nervous system.
- Relate structure to function in the context of neurodegenerative disease.
- Critically read and present data from scientific papers.
|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.|
|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.
||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 organiser||Ms Alethea Kelsey
Tel: (0131 6)50 2924
|Course secretary||Miss Sara-Louise Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997