Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved
College College Medicine and Den Sci
School Institute of Clinical Sciences
Department Anatomy
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title Intercalated BSc Clinical Anatomy Full-time
Programme Code 756B
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 1 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme The aim of the programme is to allow interested students to develop an in depth knowledge of how anatomical sciences are being applied in contemporary clinical medicine and how changing technology and treatments are requiring greater understanding of anatomical form, function and dysfunction.

The programme consists of 3 modules:
1. Embryological and Developmental Basis of Disease;
2. Form, Function and Dysfunction (with cadaveric dissection);
3. Anatomy in the Clinical Environment.

In addition the student will undertake a substantial project within a clinical environment examining anatomical aspects relevant to practice. Students will be expected to develop communication skills to allow them to present their ideas and knowledge to clinicians and the public.

It is intended this degree will allow the student with an interest in a variety of clinical specialties (from General Practice, imaging, interventional radiology, anesthesia, pathology, medical and surgical specialties) to have an appreciation of how anatomical knowledge impacts on current practice and possibly future developments in diagnosis and treatment.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) Embryological and Developmental Basis of Disease: Students demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of key stages in embryological and later development for normal structure and function and appreciation where these may be disordered and lead to disease and morbidity. They will also show an understanding of how this knowledge helps plan therapy.
2) Form, Function and Dysfunction (including dissection): Students demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of normal structure, variations and anomalies and appreciate how these may be communicated in an educational context. They will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how function is dependent on the underlying structure and microstructure and where this is compromised how dysfunction may be manifested. They will know how this may be visualised using imaging techniques and biopsy. Students will be able to read and discuss published academic and clinical research papers with authority.
3) Anatomy in the Clinical Environment: Students demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the use of anatomical science in a wide number of clinical disciplines and how modern methods utilise this to improve patient outcomes. Students demonstrate skills in communication to professional staff, patients and the general public
4) Clinical Anatomy Project : Students will develop an in depth knowledge how anatomical knowledge may be applied in clinical audit, research and improving clinical outcomes.
1) Lectures, seminars, clinical case based discussions, and enquiry based learning.
2) Lectures, seminars, cadaveric dissection, clinical case-based discussion and critical appraisal of published journal articles.
3) Lectures and observation at multidisciplinary meetings, clinical environments (endoscopy, interventional radiology, regional anaesthesia, cardiac catheter lab etc).
4) Attachment to clinical unit with specific student selected component for study.
1) Essays;
2) 10 minute podcast, Log-book assessment, Oral examination, Discussion, Journal criticism.
3) Poster presentations, 15 minute reflection based on poster, Examamination.
4) Dissertation, Presentation
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) Critical analysis
2) Knowledge application
3) Communication (to non-expert)
4) Communication (to expert)
1) Enquiry problem based learning; critical appraisal of published work; audit of current clinical practice and research.
2) Clinical attachments and dissection.
3) Public engagement, seminar presentation, journal criticism.
4) Professional engagement, seminar discussion, discussion within multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings; discussion of project development with supervisor and team.
1) Journal critique, scenario-based assessments and written examination; project dissertation.
2) Written examinations, educational podcast presentation and oral examination over cadaver and of project; project dissertation.
3) Manned poster presentation; Educational podcast; journal critique and scenario-based discussions (formative assessment with individual feedback).
4) Oral assessment over cadaver; presentation to peers and external examiner; project dissertation.