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Undergraduate Course: Anatomy of the head and neck (BIME10048)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will provide students with an advanced knowledge of clinically-relevant head and neck anatomy, focusing on skeletal structure, cavities, musculature, neurovascular supply, neck viscera, and special sensory organs. They will also learn associated cranial nerve anatomy, and relevant neuroanatomy. The course will consist of tutorials, lectures, and practical┐s (including dissection) to cover the subject material. Guided self-study is expected and supported in order to fulfil the requirements of this course. Students will utilise their anatomy knowledge to critically evaluate anatomical variation and pathology of the head and neck. An independent research project will be completed alongside anatomy learning and a summative SPOT test will conclude the course (proposed week 11).
On completion of this course students should have (1) thorough knowledge of anatomy to a level allowing them to teach anatomy to both undergraduate and postgraduate students; (2) learnt how to apply anatomical knowledge which they have gained on this course: this will require them to think critically, and consider the implications of the information that they have gained elsewhere; (3) skills and abilities in researching the scientific literature relevant to anatomy of the head and neck.
Course description This course will provide students with an advanced knowledge of clinically-relevant head and neck anatomy, focusing on skeletal structure, cavities, musculature, neurovascular supply, neck viscera, and special sensory organs. They will also learn associated cranial nerve anatomy, and relevant neuroanatomy. The course will consist of tutorials, lectures, and practical┐s to cover the subject material. Guided self-study is expected and supported in order to fulfil the requirements of this course. Students will utilise their anatomy knowledge to critically evaluate anatomical variation and pathology of the head and neck. An independent research project will be completed alongside anatomy learning and a summative SPOT test will conclude the course (proposed week 11).

On completion of this course students should have (1) thorough knowledge of anatomy to a level allowing them to teach anatomy to both undergraduate and postgraduate students; (2) learnt how to apply anatomical knowledge which they have gained on this course: this will require them to think critically, and consider the implications of the information that they have gained elsewhere; (3) skills and abilities in researching the scientific literature relevant to anatomy of the head and neck.

Teaching and Learning Approach:
Guided practical sessions using cadaveric specimens (prosection and dissection) and lectures/tutorials will facilitate self-directed learning, and support an excellent comprehension of head and neck anatomy. Progress will be regularly monitored by members of anatomy staff and fed back to students.

The expectation is that a 10 credit course requires 100 student effort hours. Therefore, as a 20 credit course 200 hours of student effort are expected. This includes attending lectures, practicals (we would expect all participants to dissect specimens), self-study, and assessment time.

Course Breakdown:
┐ Weeks 1-2: Skeletal anatomy, muscles and vascular supply
┐ Weeks 3-4: The neck (muscles, triangles and contents)
┐ Weeks 5-7: Cranial nerves and special sensory organs (eyes, ears)
┐ Weeks 8-10: Aero-digestive tract (nose/pharynx/larynx)
┐ Week 11: SPOT exam

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  12
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 12, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 24, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 157 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 60 %, Practical Exam 40 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Practical exam (40%), Clinically-related research report (60%)
Practical- SPOT examination where an understanding of anatomy structure and function will be assessed (proposed week 11)

Research report - a 2,000 word report demonstrating critical appraisal of scientific literature concerning the clinical relevance and application of specific head and neck anatomy/surgery/pathology
Feedback Students will be given a mock spot exam which allows students to get formative feedback on the practical spot examination. Feedback on a draft of the final research will also be provided.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To understand the detailed anatomy of defined regions of the head and neck up to the skull base (excluding cranial nerves)
  2. To communicate confidently and competently using correct anatomical terminology relevant to the head and neck
  3. To relate anatomical structure to function of specific special sensory organs.
  4. To relate the anatomy to relevant head and neck clinical scenarios.
  5. To learn how to carry out clinically-related scientific research.
Reading List
Course organiser and contributors will provide guidance on further reading throughout the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course will allow students to develop transferable skills in the following areas:

1. Critical review and consolidation of knowledge
2. Oral and written communication of a complex region
3. Ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level
4. Critical review of scientific literature
KeywordsAnatomy,developmental biology,project,head and neck
Contacts
Course organiserMr Sameer Dhumale
Tel: (0131 6)50 2924
Email: Sameer.Dhumale@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Philip Horey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
Email: philip.horey@ed.ac.uk
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