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Undergraduate Course: Anatomy and Pathology 2 (MSBM08001)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
Summary**This course is only open to students on the BSc Medical Sciences programme**

The course involves an integrated approach to the structure and function of the human body at different levels of organisation. Using a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions, it will cover aspects of pre and postnatal growth and development, histology of tissues and organs and their gross appearance as seen in the human body. Students will also be introduced to the structural and functional changes in cells, tissues and organs that underlie disease.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students must be enrolled on B.Sc. Medical Sciences degree programme in order to take this course.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  70
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 29, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 18, External Visit Hours 21, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 117 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Essay (10%), Practical Spot Exam (20%), Degree Exam (70%)
Feedback Formative -
Practical classes are held throughout the course and self assessment questions have been included in the practical.
Students are also given the opportunity to sit a mock spot exam for which they will be given feedback.

Summative -
Short notes assessment - feedback is provided within 15 working days and before the degree examination.
Spot exam - marks are given shortly after the spot exam and before the degree examination.
Degree Exam - feedback is available from the Course Organiser on request.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recall and utilise basic anatomical and pathological terminology
  2. Describe the main principles and concepts of anatomy and pathology, as well as their application to related subjects
  3. Explain the structure and function of major body systems and their interaction with one another
  4. Identify major anatomical features on human specimens and medical images
  5. Discuss in an essay the general pathological terms the manifestations of disease and write short notes about anatomical and pathological subjects in a clear and readable manner
Reading List
The main recommended textbook for the anatomy component of the course is:
Ross and Wilson: Anatomy and Physiology (in health and illness)
Anne Waugh & Allison Grant
Elsevier (

The main recommended textbook for the pathology component of the course is:
Robbins and Cotran: Pathologic Basis of Disease (9th ed, 2014)
V Kumar, A K Abbas, & JC Aster
Elsevier Saunders ISBN 978-1455726134

Please refer to the course book for a full reading list
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Please note that Practicals start on the Thursday afternoon of Week 1.
Course organiserDr Tom Gillingwater
Tel: (0131 6)50 3724
Course secretaryMr Philip Horey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
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