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MMB8033 : Surgical Anatomy

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

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.

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion139:0039:00Preparing for and Performing Dissection and Presentation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion129:0029:00Preparing for OSCE
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture41:004:00Lectures
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.

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.

Reading Lists

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