Cannot be taken with: BMS226

Aims/Description: This practical unit will introduce Level 2 undergraduate students to the anatomy of the human body on both a cellular and gross level. It will give them an opportunity to dissect and study the systems of the human body in small groups as well as view pre-dissected specimens and models. It is designed to enable students to acquire a solid foundation and understanding of the anatomy of the human body, trunk, abdomen, pelvis, upper and lower limbs, neck and the head. The practical session will be supported by a series of lectures and assessment will be by examinations. Students will be expected to work independently to complete some of the work. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be well equipped to embark on advanced anatomy courses at Level 3 if they choose to do so.The focus of this course is to correlate the structure of the human body with function. The location and relationship of structures within the thorax, limbs, abdomen, pelvis and head will be determined through cadaveric dissection and the examination of pre-dissected material and models.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted for those students reading for a degree in BMS UG Programmes

Staff Contact: BUCK LAUREN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Classroom testing

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Biomedical Science):

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