Undergraduate Course: Anatomy and Pathology 2 (MSBM08001)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||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)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Essay (10%), Practical Spot Exam (20%), Degree Exam (70%)
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.
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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recall and utilise basic anatomical and pathological terminology
- Describe the main principles and concepts of anatomy and pathology, as well as their application to related subjects
- Explain the structure and function of major body systems and their interaction with one another
- Identify major anatomical features on human specimens and medical images
- 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
|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
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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Please note that Practicals start on the Thursday afternoon of Week 1.
|Course organiser||Dr Tom Gillingwater
Tel: (0131 6)50 3724
|Course secretary||Mr Philip Horey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160