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Postgraduate Course: Neuroanatomy (BIME11106)

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
SummaryThe course will cover all the major areas associated with gross and cellular neuroanatomy and will be taught by a selection of online lectures and virtual dissection.
Course description The course will be based around these main topics:
- Gross anatomy of the central nervous system (including blood supply and meninges)
- Gross anatomy of the peripheral nervous system
- Spinal cord, spinal nerves and autonomic nervous system
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 Flexible
Course Start Date 08/04/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 15, Online Activities 10, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 68 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This course will be assessed by an item of in-course assessment, and a class test with multiple choice, extending matching question techniques with text and visual components and short essay answer questions. Details of in-course assessment will be provided within the course.
Feedback In addition to the formal summative assessment required to pass this course, formative self-assessment utilising MCQ/EMQ formats will also be provided.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Gain an appreciation of the gross and cellular anatomy of the nervous system.
  2. Identify particular aspects of the nervous system at various levels.
  3. Relate structure to function in the context of neurodegenerative disease.
  4. Critically read and present data from scientific papers.
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. The reading list for this course is available through the University library website.
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 skill regarding virtual dissection and interpreting images.
Skills in research and enquiry.
Special Arrangements This course will be taught entirely by online learning, using the virtual learning environment of Learn as a delivery platform. Course materials are protected by username and password controlled access which will only be made available to registered users.
Course organiserDr Lyndsay Murray
Tel: (0131 6)51 5985
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997
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