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Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Anatomy I
Module Code SS110
School School of Health & Human Performance

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Noel McCaffreyOffice NumberAG23
Level 1 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims

The module aims:

  • the organization of the body.
  • tissue classification.
  • musculoskeletal embryology.
  • joint classification.
  • muscle anatomy and mechanics.
  • functional and surface anatomy of the shoulder girdle.
  • functional and surface anatomy of the upper limb.
  • neuroanatomy 1 (nerve, spinal cord).
  • anatomy of the cardiovascular system, part 1 (heart, thorax, upper limb, abdomen).
  • the anatomy of the skull.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this module the student will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:

  • how the human body is organised
  • the relationship between tissues, organs and systems
  • the embryological development of the musculoskeletal system
  • the functional and surface anatomy of the shoulder girdle
  • the functional and surface anatomy of the upper limb
  • the anatomical structure of nerve
  • the anatomical structure of the spinal cord
  • the pathways by which motor and sensory information passes between the periphery and the brain
  • the anatomical structure of the skull

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 52
Laboratories 20
Independent Learning Time 78

Total 150
Assume that a 10 credit module load represents approximately 150 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus

Indicative Syllabus:

  • Tissue classification and body organisation.
  • Musculoskeletal embryology.
  • The thoracic wall and cavity.
  • The abdominal wall and cavity. 
  • The pelvic walls and cavity6. the cardiovascular system.
  • The lymphatic system.
  • Neuroanatomy Core Transferable Skills.
  • Communication· organization
Continuous Assessment40% Examination Weight60%
Indicative Reading List
  • Clinical Anatomy for Medical Students (Snell, 1990, Lippincott Williams &Wilkins)7 Functional Anatomy in Sport (Wanleck, 1990 Mosby Year Book)
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