BSc Biochemistry / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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Human Anatomy & Histology
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||School of Biological Sciences|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
In Human Anatomy and Histology you will focus on the alimentary and urinary systems, learning about the structure and the pathologies that may occur in these systems.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
The aims are to integrate anatomy and histology of the human alimentary and urinary systems with clinical topics.
• Understand the anatomy of the alimentary and urinary systems
• Understand the structural arrangement of the abdomen and its contents
• Understand the structural arrangement of the pelvis and its contents
• Understand the histological arrangement of all of the above structures
• Relate the structural anatomy to pathological processes that may occur
Anatomy and histology of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, the musculature of the anterior and posterior abdominal walls, composition of the pelvis and anatomy and histology of the urinary tract are covered in detail.
There are three formative assignments which are based on current anatomical concepts, anatomical research and a clinical case study.
- Analytical skills
- See Research Skills
- Group/team working
- One task requires students to work in groups to produce the final assessed piece of work. Interactive sessions invite students to work together to solve anatomical problems
- Interactive sessions involve group work which will need to be managed by a leader.
- Project management
- Interactive sessions will require these skills to enable on time delivery of a solution.
- Oral communication
- Production of presentation on a pre-determined anatomical topic. Students are encouraged to ask and answer questions during lectures.
- Problem solving
- Interactive sessions will require students to apply knowledge learnt to clinical problems.
- Students are strongly encouraged to read up on current anatomical research to supplement their studies. The formative assignments require students to read scientific articles.
- Written communication
- Groups assessed on the production of a slide presentation.
- Develops organisational skills.
Feedback given via blackboard on completion of the 3 eLearning nodes. Formative question bank available on blackboard for students to check their learning (not assessed). Written and verbal feedback provided on practise exam question during lectures. The interactive sessions provide feedback to enable students to gauge understanding and depth of their current knowledge.
Snell, RS (2019) Clinical Anatomy by Regions (10th edition). Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins •
Ross MH, Pawlina W (2019) Histology a text and atlas (8th edition). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Young, B (2014) Wheater’s Functional Histology (6th edition). Churchill Livingstone
Moore, Dalley & Agur (2017) Clinically Orientated Anatomy (14th edition). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Gosling J A (2017) Human Anatomy (6th edition). Elsevier
Sadler, TW (2018) Langman’s Medical Embryology (14th edition). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||2|
|Independent study hours|
|Bipasha Choudhury||Unit coordinator|