AP0430 - Human Anatomy

What will I learn on this module?

AP0430 is a module that presents a systematic approach to the study of the human body. The module has been developed to provide you with a basic foundation in the anatomical sciences. The anatomical sciences include human gross anatomy, developmental anatomy, histology and cell biology. AP0430 begins with an introduction to anatomical terminology and imaging, cellular organization and the basic tissues. The module continues with an extensive study of the major systems of the human body: Integumentary System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Cardiovascular System, Lymphatic System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, Male & Female Reproductive Systems, Nervous System and Endocrine System. The course is composed of lecture, laboratory, small group and online activities

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through content delivery modalities that include; lectures, learning in a small group setting, directed learning activities, self-directed study and hands on practical laboratory sessions. St. George’s University actively promotes technology-enhanced learning through the use of course management software (SAKAI), interactive audience response (TurningPoint) and an online testing platform (ExamSoft). All information relevant to the module including; syllabus, objectives, timetable, staff contact details and assessment will be posted on the SAKAI module site. You will be provided with dedicated online learning resources for all components of the module encompassing: lecture notes, key texts, practice questions, directed learning activities, along with both formative and summative assessment. Exam feedback delivered through ExamSoft will provide an overview of your strengths and weaknesses across categories and subject areas for further improvement. Feedback will also be afforded to you through clicker questions within each lecture and weekly formative assessments. Formative feedback is further supplemented across all of the modules on the DipHE Medical Sciences programme after lectures or during office hours aligned to the assessment and feedback pillars in the programme framework for Northumbria awards.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Academic members of staff provide support during office hours and via email to clarify concepts and/or direct you to relevant resources You will also have the opportunity to participate in supplemental small group sessions led by a tutor or demonstrator to help you to comprehend and apply key concepts covered in lecture. Online practice questions are provided to help you evaluate your comprehension of module content and to help you grasp key concepts. All teaching and assessment material, including web-based practice problems and quizzes, case reports and other supportive material, is posted on the electronic course management site (SAKAI) and announcements regarding any changes in scheduled delivery will be posted on the module site and emailed to all students. Detailed objectives, practice problems, web based practice quizzes, and other supportive material are posted to the course management site to help guide you through the module. The discussion forum folder on SAKAI is a powerful tool of the course where you may post your questions regarding administrative as well as academic issues and will be encouraged to take part in the discussion. Forums are monitored by Academic members of staff. Academic, learning and personal support is provided through the SGU offices of the Dean of Basic Science, Department of Educational Services and Dean of Students.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Understand and apply accepted anatomical terminology to describe the structure and function of the human body.
2. Describe the gross and microscopic anatomy of the systems that encompass the human body; Integumentary System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Cardiovascular System, Lymphatic System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, Male & Female Reproductive Systems, Nervous System and Endocrine System

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Develop an effective approach to academic study through understanding learning preferences, time-management and self-reflection.
4. Contribute in partnership with your classmates as a member of a team.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Handle human remains with dignity/respect, appreciating the ethical considerations of body donation.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed? (SRS 0006)

Summative Assessment:
1. MCQ Exam, These questions can be in first order, second or third order questions. Each exam will have a small percentage of clinical vignettes. (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
2. MCQ Exam, These questions can be in first order, second or third order questions. Each exam will have a small percentage of clinical vignettes. This exam will contain questions on cumulative material from the contents covered in assessment one. (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
3. MCQ Exam, These questions can be in first order, second or third order questions. Each exam will have a small percentage of clinical vignettes. (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
4. MCQ Exam, These questions can be in first order, second or third order questions. Each exam will have a small percentage of clinical vignettes. This exam will contain questions on cumulative material from the contents covered assessments 1 -3. (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
5. On-line quizzes posted on MyCourses. Each quiz contains ten (10) multiple choice questions based on the laboratory component of the course and includes images from the laboratory image bank. (MLO 1, 2, 3, 5)
6. A five question lab practical quiz will take place at the end of every Anatomy laboratory session based on the specimen reviewed in the lab. (MLO 1, 2, 3, 5)
7. A five question Turning Point clicker quiz will take place at the end of every buzz group session. (MLO 1, 2, 4)

Pre-requisite(s)

Enrolment in the DipHE Health Sciences

Co-requisite(s)

AP0432 Clinical Cases
AP0433 Physiology

Module abstract

The study of human anatomy is central to medical education. Our course brings together key aspects of anatomical education in a dynamic student focused approach, delivery is focused on integrating concepts the future medical student will need and serves as a basis for future clinical practice. Students are exposed to didactic lecturing by medical doctors and anatomists versed in educational delivery. Buzz groups allows students to build on their anatomical knowledge through applying it to case based scenarios. Interactive discussions amongst the students helps to build self-confidence and leadership abilities preparing students for higher levels of education. The use of our cadaver lab allows the sharing of faculty staff experience with students as they explore and identify anatomical structures. Successful completion of this module will prepare you to continue through the MD curriculum.

Course info

Credits 13

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 5 Year Programme

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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