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Module code:ANAT2050(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Human Anatomy and Embryology
Credit value:1
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Professor Susan Evans
Organiser's location:Anatomy Building
Organiser's email:s.e.evans@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):2,3,
Module prerequisites:The course is open to any interested student, but would not be appropriate for Intercalating (IBSc) Medical students as it covers the same topics as the BMS course. It helps if you have taken the first year ANAT 1003 but this is not essential provided you are willing to put in a little extra work. Students without any Life Sciences background should contact the course tutor in advance. Year 4 students interested in taking the course should contact the course tutor  
Module outline:A course of human anatomy, histology and embryology that covers the structure and development of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and urinogenital systems (term 1), and the head and neck, vertebral column and limbs (term 2). Clinical and comparative aspects are introduced as appropriate so as to draw out the relationship between structure and function. Lectures are supplemented by practical demonstration sessions in the Dissecting Room. The course comprises ANAT2051 Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis (Part A)and ANAT2052 Head and Limbs (Part B). While it is expected that most students will take the full unit course it will be possible to take either Part A or Part B alone (each part is a half unit course). Part A is Term 1 of the full unit course and Part B Term 2. It is aimed at Year 2 students but is also open to year 3. 
Module aims: 1) To provide a detailed overview of the structure and embryonic development of the human body. 2) To provide a foundation from which to develop an understanding of clinical problems relating to human anatomy and development. 3) To provide a strong anatomical foundation from which to explore issues relating to developmental biology and evolutionary morphology.  
Module objectives:Student objectives to be achieved by the end of the course: To achieve a familiarity with the terminology of human anatomy and embryology. To achieve a strong foundation knowledge of anatomy and development. To understand the basis of common clinical problems relating to human structure and development. Description of the teaching method and number of contact hours: Teaching will be by lectures, supplemented by a number of dissecting room demonstration sessions using human material. These practical sessions double as tutorials, providing students with an opportunity to discuss any problems they are having with the course content. Statement of any prerequisites: The course is open to all interested students (as a full unit or half unit option) but those with little or no background should contact the course organizer in advance. 
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Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=ANAT2050 
Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 50.00%.
Practical Examination 20.00%.
Two termly quizes/spot examinations 30.00%.
 
Notes:Readings: Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: an evolutionary perspective by KL Liem et al. Publisher: Brooks Cole. ISBN 30223695 From DNA to Diversity: molecular genetics and the evolution of animal design by SB Carroll et al. Publisher: Blackwells. ISBN: 053204511-6 Major Events in Early Vertebrate Evolution by PE Ahlberg (Editor). Publisher: Systematics Association. ISBN: 0415233704 (primarily for part B). The module runs in Term 1, Block D, and Term 2, Block B (plus a couple of evens in block H). See link to Common Timetable. 
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Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=536 
Last updated:2014-03-08 12:47:32 by ucgasue