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CMB2007 : Human Anatomy

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Meenakshi Swamy
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module aims to help you develop a core knowledge and understanding of human anatomy.

The course consists of a programme of computer-based sessions that explore various anatomical topics. You should work through the material in the scheduled sessions, and complete the quizzes.

In addition to the computer-based sessions there are two gross anatomy practical classes in the dissecting room when you will have the opportunity to examine human material.

Outline Of Syllabus

Major anatomical systems (including musculoskeletal, nervous, circulation, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive and immune).

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion31:003:00Preparation for written exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00In person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical22:004:00In person practical sessions in the Dissecting Room
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study165:0065:00Preparing notes, additional reading and revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time83:0024:00In person tutorials within computer clusters. Flexibility to complete e-L material distance learning
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time12:002:00In person - Introductory e-learning tutorial within computer clusters
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Sync online - Concluding Q&A Session
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module centres on online material that students work through either in scheduled time or in their own time. There are scheduled sessions to introduce students to the module, draw together key elements of learning and provide an opportunity for Q&As.

The two practical sessions in the dissecting room will develop their understanding and reinforce the material.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination602A100In person Inspera Invigilated exam: Quiz format for 60 mins (maximum 50 questions).
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
BMN2007Human Anatomy2Students would sit either the same or similar exam at the same time
PSC2018Human Anatomy for Physiologists2Students would sit either the same or similar exam at the same time
SES1004Anatomy2Students would sit either the same or similar exam at the same time
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination assesses the students' core knowledge and understanding of anatomy covered in the module.

Reading Lists