By critically evaluating the detailed clinical anatomy of the brain in its topographical, developmental, functional and radiological context, you will acquire the spatial, analytical and technical skills for the application of neuroanatomical knowledge to decision making in clinical practice.
Tutor: Dr Peter Bazira
Assessment: Essay 70%, spotter 30%
You will develop skills and expertise in the interpretation and evaluation of normal and variant anatomy in radiological images. The module will provide the basis for pursuing research in medical sciences based on experimental models involving structural imaging.
Tutor: Lauren Clunie
Assessment: Practical workbook 60%, written exam 40%
This module provides the opportunities to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of skeletal and dental issue.
Weekly topics include tooth development and function including enamel, dentine, cementum, periodontal ligament; cartilage and bone development, growth and remodelling; the structure and function of muscle, tendon and ligament; the mechanical properties of skeletal and dental tissues; and the interface of tendons and ligaments with bone.
It will focus on the structure and development of these tissues and, by introducing you to biomechanics, their function.
Tutor: Dr Sam Cobb
Assessment: Written assessment 60%, timed exam 40%
This module offers the opportunity for a critical exploration of the micro-structure of the tissues and organs of the body related to function.
This module will also relate alterations in structure to the outcomes in terms of function, covering the basic pathological processes and applying these to many organ systems.
Crucially, the module will develop your skills in interpretation and evaluation of normal and pathological samples and knowledge of how tissue biopsies are prepared and analysed. It will provide the basis for pursuing research in medical sciences.
Tutor: Dr Susan Anderson
Assessment: Timed exam 50%, written assignment 50%
This module provides the opportunity to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the hominin fossil record.
It focuses particularly on the interpretation of anatomical material and current methods.
The module will begin with an overview of the hominin fossil record and in subsequent weeks will focus on different anatomical regions.
Tutor: Dr Laura Fitton
Assessment: Written assignment 60%, timed exam 40%