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SES1004 : Anatomy

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Miss Emily Green
  • Lecturer: Dr Hannah Swainson, Mrs Pamela White, Miss Kayleigh Scotcher, Dr Emma Saunders
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module aims to develop a core knowledge and understanding of normal human anatomy. By understanding normal anatomical structure and function this will facilitate understanding of the anatomical changes which occur during the clinical presentation of disease.

The style of the teaching aims to develop skills in independent learning; students are expected to study a series of computer-aided learning tutorials which are supported by several practical classes in gross anatomy in the dissecting room where students will have the opportunity to examine human material.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will cover anatomical terminology and introduction to anatomy of the following structures and systems;
•       musculoskeletal system
•       upper Limb
•       lower limb
•       head, neck and back
•       cardiovascular system
•       respiratory system
•       gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems
•       nervous system

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion102:0020:00Revision for test 1 and 2
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture91:009:00PIP - Interactive lectures. Module introduction & link between computer sessions and practical
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical52:0010:00PIP - Dissecting Room sessions - Enable students to view the anatomy they learn about
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities140:0040:00Completion of online materials (computer aided learning packages)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops122:0024:00PIP - Computer Cluster sessions to complete online learning packages, with staff present.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study197:0097:00Independent Study
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module centres on computer-based material that students work through in scheduled workshop sessions in computer rooms and in their own time. The module will also use interactive lectures and practical sessions to support the computer-based material and advance students learning.

There are five practical sessions in the dissecting room to reinforce the content covered in the online material. Each practical session will have an associated interactive lecture to help provide structure and context to the practical sessions. The other interactive lectures will be used for formative assessment and feedback. Formative activities will be embedded into interactive lectures and dissection room practical sessions (in the form of a mock anatomy spotter exam and practice MCQs).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination602M20Online assessment - MCQ 40-50 questions
PC Examination1202A80Online assessment - MCQ 80-100 questions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Formative assessment to be embedded throughout the anatomy module in order to prepare students for both type of questions and content that will be assessed in the summative exams.

The MCQ exam will test the students' knowledge and understanding of the anatomy covered in the module. Questions will range from simple identification tasks, to test the students' ability to recognise anatomical structures (both in diagrams, and more challenging cadaveric or clinical images), to more complex questions requiring students to understand anatomical structures in relation to their function (including the impact of injury to anatomical structures).

Public Health Contingency:
Exams move to 24h with 60min/120min time limit (same format)

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