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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
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module aims to introduce the student to: anatomy terminology 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 cervical spine the anatomy of the skull.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe how the human body is organised
2. explain the relationship between tissues, organs and systems
3. Explain the embryological development of the musculoskeletal system
4. Describe the functional and surface anatomy of the shoulder girdle
5. Outline the functional and surface anatomy of the upper limb
6. State the anatomical structure of nerves, the brain and the spinal cord
7. Illustrate the pathways by which motor and sensory information passes between the periphery and the brain
8. Describe the anatomical structure of the skull
9. employ accurate anatomy terminology

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture48No Description
Clinical laboratory18clinical practical sessions
Laboratory6computer assisted anatomy learing
Independent Study178No Description
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment40% Examination Weight60%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson: 2009, Principles of anatomy and physiology, Wiley ; [2008], Hoboken, N.J., 0470084715
  • Nigel P. Palastanga, Derek Field, Roger Soames: 0, Anatomy and human movement, 0750688149
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