Module Catalogue 2017/18

MMB8033 : Surgical Anatomy

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Debra Patten
  • Lecturer: Dr Iain Keenan, Dr Robert Jarman, Mr Stephen Aldridge, Dr Gavin Clowry, Dr Colin Nice, Mr Matt Kennedy, Mr Paul Fearon, Dr Jo Matthan, Mr Hugh Gallagher
  • Owning School: FMS Graduate School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

Successful completion of year 3 of MBBS or equivalent

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

N/A

Aims

The module aims to:

1. develop students’ understanding of anatomy at an advanced level

2. introduce students to a range of current medical imaging modalities and techniques

3. enable the students to develop an understanding of cross-sectional anatomy and to develop skills in the interpretation of clinical images

4. inform students of the gross and surface anatomy pertinent to venous access sites

5. enable students to develop an understanding of the principles and practice of ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion.

Note:

This module is capped at 22, with places being allocated on academic merit.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will consider:

1. gross anatomy relevant to a number of common surgical procedures, with a focus on vascular structures

2. an overview of the range of current medical imaging techniques and technologies, including an opportunity to use portable ultrasound

3. a comprehensive study of cross-sectional anatomy to underpin the development of skills in the interpretation of clinical images

4. a study of the gross and surface anatomy relating to venous access

5. simulation methods in the practice of ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

At the end of the module students should be able to:

1. identify and describe the gross and neurovascular anatomy relevant to a number of common surgical procedures

2. discuss the range of current medical imaging techniques and technologies available for clinical investigation

3. identify anatomical structures in cross-sectional images

4. identify the anatomical landmarks used to locate sites of venous access and describe the anatomy of the underlying structures

5. discuss the principles and practice of ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion with regard to patient safety

Intended Skill Outcomes

At the end of this module students should be able to:

1. integrate their knowledge of gross, surface and cross-sectional anatomy and apply this knowledge to a number of common surgical procedures

2. recognise appropriate clinical imaging investigations for a number of common surgical procedures

3. use their knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy to interpret clinical images of anatomy such as MRI, CT and ultrasound scans

4. palpate and locate the surface landmarks associated with sites of venous access

5. show proficiency in the practice of ultrasound scanning and in simulation methods for ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion

Graduate Skills Framework

Graduate Skills Framework Applicable: Yes
  • Cognitive/Intellectual Skills
    • Critical Thinking : Assessed
    • Active Learning : Assessed
    • Literacy : Assessed
    • Information Literacy
      • Source Materials : Present
      • Synthesise And Present Materials : Assessed
      • Use Of Computer Applications : Present
  • Self Management
    • Self Awareness And Reflection : Present
    • Planning and Organisation
      • Goal Setting And Action Planning : Present
      • Decision Making : Present
    • Personal Enterprise
      • Innovation And Creativity : Assessed
      • Initiative : Present
      • Independence : Present
      • Problem Solving : Assessed
      • Adaptability : Present
  • Interaction
    • Communication
      • Oral : Assessed
      • Interpersonal : Present
    • Team Working
      • Collaboration : Present
      • Peer Assessment Review : Present
  • Application
    • Occupational Awareness : Present
    • Commercial Acumen
      • Governance Awareness : Present
    • Social Cultural Global Awareness : Present
    • Legal Awareness : Present

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion129:0029:00Preparing for OSCE
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture41:004:00Lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion139:0039:00Preparing for and Performing Dissection and Presentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical142:0028:00Practical Classes in Anataomy and Dissection
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Revision for unseen Examination
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Preparing Notes from Lectures and Practicals and Reading
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

• Lectures from clinical tutors will provide students with an overview of current and developing radiological technologies and will provide a clinical focus/context for anatomical study in practical classes.

• Practical classes will deliver detailed anatomical knowledge using a combination of learning resources designed to enable students to understand and relate three dimensional anatomical resources to two dimensional representations of anatomy.

• Dissection will provide an opportunity to engage in an independent and detailed investigation of anatomy of personal interest to the student.

• Dissection will provide an opportunity to develop practical skills in the manipulation of surgical instruments and in dissecting cadaveric material.

• The oral presentation will enable students to develop skills in self-management and communication.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601A50Unseen written exam
Observ of prof pract301A25Unseen practical examination held in the Anatomy Clinical Skills Centre (OSCE)
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M25Oral presentation outlining findings from a dissection based activity to investigate a new or experimental surgical approach
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

- The written exam will comprise a variety of question types (data interpretation and problem solving exercises, extended matching items and short answer questions) and is an appropriate method of assessing anatomical knowledge and its application to surgical approaches. The written exam will also assess students’ knowledge of current and developing radiological imaging techniques.

- The practical OSCE is an appropriate assessment tool to measure students’ skills in palpating surface landmarks and ability to insert a central venous catheterisation with ultrasound guidance using simulation equipment and also the interpretation of clinical images.
- The oral presentation will assess applied anatomical knowledge specific to individual dissection based projects and also students’ ability to present ideas and findings from this study to their peers.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

This module is capped at 22, with places being allocated on academic merit.

Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2017/18 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2017/18 entry will be published here in early-April 2017. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.