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Year of entry: 2023
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Human Anatomy & Histology
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
In Human Anatomy and Histology you will focus on the alimentary system, learning about the macro and micro structure and the pathologies that may occur in this system.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
The aims are to integrate anatomy and histology of the human alimentary system with clinical topics.
• Understand the anatomy of the alimentary system
• Understand the structural arrangement of the abdomen and its contents
• Understand the structural arrangement of the pelvis
• 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 and composition of the pelvis are covered in detail.
Students will be encouraged to use Complete Anatomy and Acland’s Video Atlas of Anatomy to supplement the lecture series.
- Analytical skills
- Interactive sessions require the use of analytical skills.
- Group/team working
- Students will work in groups to produce a podcast on their chosen topic. 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
- The production of the group podcast will require these skills to enable on time delivery of this.
- Oral communication
- Production of a podcast on student’s topic of choice. 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.
- Written communication
- Groups assessed on the production of a podcast which includes power point slides.
- Develops organisational skills.
50% of the unit mark will be derived from answering 1 essay question out of a choice of 4 in the January exam.
30% of the unit mark will be derived from undertaking 30 multiple answer questions towards the end of the unit.
20% of the unit mark will be derived from completing & submitting the group podcast.
Students will be given an opportunity to receive written and verbal feedback provided on practise essay exam question.. The interactive sessions provide feedback to enable students to gauge understanding and depth of their current knowledge. Students will have access to an example MAQ paper which they are encouraged to undertake and engage in discussion with staff if needed.
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
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|Assessment written exam||2|
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|Bipasha Choudhury||Unit coordinator|