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Postgraduate Course: Visualising Human Anatomy (BIME11152)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will provide students with an advanced understanding of the importance of visualisation techniques within anatomy education, giving students an overview of the history of the relationship between art and anatomy, and the advances from two-dimensional illustrations to three-dimensional virtual reality.
Course description This course will provide students with an excellent understanding of the use of visualisation techniques in relation to anatomy education. A range of topics focusing on the utilisation of visualisation as a teaching method will include the history of anatomical visualisation, advances in technology including the use of MRI and CT scans, the development of virtual reality, and how these developments aid or hinder anatomy education.

This course is designed to give students an understanding and overview of visualisation techniques in anatomy education.

The course will be divided into several areas, starting with the history of anatomical visualisation, the development of visualisation techniques during the enlightenment, the advances of technology and the application of virtual and augmented reality.
The aim of this course is to provide students with an advanced understanding of the use of visualisation techniques used to aid anatomy education for students, medical professionals and the general public.

Students will be encouraged to use online discussion boards to communicate, discuss and critically analyse different visualisation techniques.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 22/05/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 15, Online Activities 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 70 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-course assessment: 100%

Presentation (60%)
1x End of Module Test (40%)
Feedback As the assessment for this course is 100% coursework, students will be provided with details of their assessment at the beginning of the course in week 1. Therefore, students will have the opportunity for informal feedback through the use of the discussion board from tutors on their ideas and questions on their presentation, but may also ask for feedback from their peers via the discussion board.

Students will also be given feedback on their end of module test after grading of all tests is completed.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the current literature of visualisation techniques within anatomy education.
  2. Critically assess teaching scenarios and apply research skills to problem-solve.
  3. Communicate knowledge to a range of audiences, with varying levels of knowledge and expertise, including their peers
Learning Resources
A list of required and recommended reading is to be confirmed and will be provided, including journal papers highlighting the advances, issues and uses within the field of visualisation, through Learn.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course will allow students to develop transferable skills in the following areas:

ICT skills, including presentation and communication skills
Develop oral communication of complex ideas using a range of media and communicate to different levels of expertise
Critical thinking and evaluation of current issues within the subject
Personal effectiveness in time management and independent learning
Skills in research and enquiry
KeywordsAnatomy,Anatomy Education,Visualisation
Course organiserMs Victoria McCulloch
Tel: (0131 6)50 2924
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997
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