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BSc Plant Science / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Human Anatomy & Histology

Course unit fact file
Unit code BIOL21291
Credit rating 10
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
Body Systems BIOL10811 Pre-Requisite Recommended


The aims are to integrate anatomy and histology  of the human alimentary and urinary systems with clinical topics.

Learning outcomes

•       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.

e-Learning Activity

There are three formative assignments which are based on current anatomical concepts, anatomical research and a clinical case study.

Employability skills

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 methods

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.


Recommended reading

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

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 2
Lectures 22
Independent study hours
Independent study 76.7

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Bipasha Choudhury Unit coordinator

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