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Postgraduate Course: Fundamentals of Human Anatomy 1 (BIME11103)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides the fundamental knowledge and is the core constituent of the Anatomical Sciences online programme.
Course description Course description: This basic human anatomy component is a core constituent of the anatomical sciences programme which runs throughout semester 1. This course examines the human body and uses a systems based approach.

Students will examine the systems of the body using a variety of resources within the virtual learning environment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 18/09/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 30, Online Activities 25, Formative Assessment Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 129 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 An online, timed assessment using a variety of question types: eg
Multiple choice, extending matching question techniques with text and visual components and short essay answer questions.
2 A short piece of academic writing. This is designed to test the candidate's critical analysis of existing literature; and perspective on an issue relating to the topic; and the ability to communicate scientific information in an appropriate and professional manner to colleagues.
Feedback In addition to formal summative assessment required to pass this course, opportunities for formative assessment are provided within the virtual learning environment.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand at a basic level the structure and function of the area being been studied.
  2. Clearly demonstrate a knowledge of the anatomy of the system being studied.
  3. Make effective use of learning resources.
Learning Resources
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. Course reading list available from the library 'Resource List' service. (
Additional Information
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 skills.
Skills in research and enquiry.
Special Arrangements This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment of Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by a secure username and password. These access details are made available to registered users only.
KeywordsANSCI1Fund1,Human Anatomy,Anatomical Sciences,Distance Learning
Course organiserDr Jennifer Paxton
Tel: (0131 6)51 5250
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997
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