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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Postgraduate (History, Classics and Archaeology)

Postgraduate Course: Human Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy (PGHC11367)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA good knowledge of human skeletal and dental anatomy is fundamental to the accurate anatomical identification of bones as well as the understanding of the biological factors involved in ageing and disease. This course consists of the detailed study of human musculo-skeletal anatomy, emphasising a functional approach to the identification of human skeletal remains.
Course description Human anatomy will be taught within the framework of the study of other systems of the human body, particularly the muscular system. The course will also cover the biology of bones and teeth, the development of the skeleton from its earliest embryonic stage through to its adult form and the normal skeletal variation that occurs between individuals. The course comprises ten 2-hour lab-based sessions that combine lecture and practical teaching. Each session focuses on a particular part of the skeleton. Class test results will be returned to students during weekly revision sessions, allowing them to monitor and assess their performance and progress. The tests will also prepare students for the final class test in Week 10.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is available to students on the Human Osteoarchaeology (MSc) only. All students taking this course must attend the Health & Safety Awareness training session at the start of the semester.

Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8, Summative Assessment Hours 9, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 159 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Nine Class Tests; Eight of which are weighted at 10% and one of which is weighted at 20%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of growth and development of the human skeleton and dentition
  2. Demonstrate detailed understanding of the physical properties and function of the human skeleton and dentition
  3. Demonstrate knowledge human skeletal variation
  4. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of functional anatomy
Reading List
Boon, J., Hutchings, R.T., Abrahams, P.H., Loukas, M., Spratt, J.D. 2007

McMinn's Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy. Mosby

Scheuer, L. & Black, S.M. 2000. Developmental juvenile osteology. Elsevier

Stone, R.J. & Stone, J.A. 2011. Atlas of skeletal muscles. McGraw-Hill

Van Beek, G.C. 1983. Dental morphology: an illustrated guide. Wright

White, Tim D. & Folkens, P.A. 2000. Human Osteology. Academic Press

White, Tim D. & Folkens, P.A. 2005. The Human Bone Manual. Academic Press
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsMuscoSkeletal Anatomy
Course organiserDr Linda Fibiger
Tel: (0131 6)50 2379
Course secretaryMr Rob Hutchinson
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