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Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Anatomy

Academic Year 2017/18

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Anatomy

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

MED-PD-CA

UCAS Code

JACS Code

B100 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Criteria for Admissions (Please see General Regulations)
For current general University entry requirements for this pathway go to:
http://www.qub.ac.uk/ado

Applicants applying for entry to the programme which will be delivered by Blended Learning
Applicants to the Programme will be required to hold a medical (MB) or dental degree (BDS) or a relevant BSc degree (e.g. Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Human Biology) at upper second class honours level. If the number of applicants exceeds the course capacity, the School may undertake interviews as part of the selection process.

International applicants should have either:
- an IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in each of the four component elements of listening, reading, speaking and writing taken within the last 2 years;
- a TOEFL score of 90+ (internet based test), taken within the last 2 years, with minimum component scores of Listening – 20, Reading – 19, Speaking – 21 and Writing – 20;
- a valid Certificate of Proficiency in English grade A or B;
- a valid Certificate of Advanced English grade A; or a first or upper class honours degree from a university in the UK, Republic of Ireland or other suitable quality assured location in a country deemed by the UK Border Agency to be a majority English speaking.

For further Information Refer to:
Course Handbook
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Postgraduate and Professional Development
Whitla Medical Building
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast BT9 7BL
www.qub.ac.uk/schools/mdbs/
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 2615
Email: pgoffice.smdb@qub.ac.uk

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

120

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor Tracey Wilkinson

Principal Anatomist and Cox Professor of Anatomy, University of Dundee

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

AWARDS, CREDITS AND PROGRESSION OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

The following regulations should be read in conjunction with the General Regulations of the University.
1. Candidates must achieve an overall pass mark (50%+) and pass all modules to be awarded a postgraduate diploma.
2. In the case of failed modules, candidates will normally be permitted only one re-sit attempt in each module.
3. Candidates who fail a re-sit examination may be required to withdraw from the course.
4. A Postgraduate Diploma may be awarded with Commendation to candidates who pass all modules at the first attempt and achieve an overall average of 60% or greater.
5. A Postgraduate Diploma will be awarded with Distinction to candidates who pass all modules and achieve an overall average of 70% or greater.
6. Students who have successfully completed the PG Diploma programme, but who have not graduated with the award, may use the credit gained towards the Masters in Clinical Anatomy.
7. All decisions on progress will be made by the Board of Examiners.

Students with protected characteristics

Normally there are no barriers but being a laboratory-based subject each case will be considered on its merits.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

To equip students with a significant and wide-ranging knowledge of clinically relevant human anatomy.

To develop student’s ability in using their anatomical knowledge to inform understanding and decision making in complex clinical practice or research.

To provide students with the skills to interpret and identify key anatomical features of clinical relevance from a range of anatomical specimens.

To develop the student’s transferable skills through a variety of coursework.

To foster the acquisition of the skills required to undertake anatomical research and scholarship.

To increase student’s capability for self-directed and life-long learning.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Analyse and integrate observations on different anatomical specimens to create greater comprehension of the complexity of the human body.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes and demonstrations; completion of log books; seminars; web apps

Methods of Assessment

Practical exam; logbooks; oral presentations; essays

Evaluate different methods of study of human anatomy, adopting the most appropriate for particular analyses.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes and demonstrations; completion of log books; seminars; web apps

Methods of Assessment

Practical exam; logbooks; oral presentations; essays

Judge the ethical aspects of the study of human anatomy.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes and demonstrations; completion of log books; seminars; web apps

Methods of Assessment

Logbooks

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Coursework

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations; essays; logbooks

Prioritize tasks and manage their time efficiently.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Schedule the undertaking and completion of a range of coursework and study opportunities within a time-limited framework

Methods of Assessment

Completion of coursework within agreed deadlines; successful completion of study schedules in time for summative assessments

Use successful strategies to foster and develop their anatomical knowledge and understanding including the ability to work independently.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes and demonstrations; completion of log books; seminars; web apps

Methods of Assessment

Logbooks; oral presentations; essays

Demonstrate effective use of digital and e-learning platforms.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Use of School generated web apps

Methods of Assessment

Practical exam; logbooks; oral presentations; essays

Apply critical analysis and reasoning to their own work.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Coursework

Methods of Assessment

Essays; Logbooks

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Describe and discuss the detailed anatomy of extensive regions of the human body.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes and demonstrations; lectures; completion of log books; seminars; web apps; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Practical exam; logbooks; oral presentations; essays;

Demonstrate understanding of the application of anatomical knowledge to clinical and research situations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes and demonstrations; lectures; completion of log books; seminars; web apps; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Practical exam; logbooks; oral presentations; essays

Demonstrate that an appreciation of normal functional anatomy is essential to the understanding of the anatomical manifestations of disease and injury.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes and demonstrations; lectures; completion of log books; seminars; web apps; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Practical exam; logbooks; oral presentations; essays

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate competence in observational skills including the ability to identify vital structures in previously unseen anatomical specimens.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes and demonstrations; completion of log books; web apps

Methods of Assessment

Practical exam; logbooks;

Demonstrate understanding of the various methods used to prepare anatomical specimens and the importance of recording observations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes and demonstrations; lectures; completion of log books; web apps; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Logbooks; Essays

Briefly describe and comply with relevant legislation that applies to working with anatomical specimens e.g. Human Tissues Act; Health & Safety legislation.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes and demonstrations; lectures; completion of log books; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Logbooks

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Applied Anatomy of the Trunk

SCM8112

7

60

24 weeks

N

YES

60%

40%

0%

Applied Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Brain

SCM8113

7

40

24 weeks

N

YES

70%

30%

0%

Applied anatomy of the Limbs and Back

SCM8114

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

60%

40%

0%

Evolution of the Human Body

SCM8115

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Special Topics in Microscopic Anatomy

SCM8116

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

Applied Anatomy of the Trunk Blended Learning

SCM8118

7

60

24 weeks

N

YES

40%

60%

0%

Applied Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Brain Blended Learning

SCM8119

7

40

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

70%

0%

Applied anatomy of the Limbs and Back Blended Learning

SCM8120

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

40%

60%

0%

Notes

Option A. .Exit Award only on MSc Clinical Anatomy for all those attending on campus
Students must undertake 120 CATS in total as follows: students must undertake Applied Anatomy of the Trunk from Group A (60 CATS). Students can then choose any combination of modules to make up the remaining 60 CATS.
Choices and combinations may be restricted because of timetabling availability.

B. Blended Learning
All students taking the Diploma (120 CATS) in Clinical Anatomy by blended learning must choose from the following modules SCM8118, SCM8119 and SCM8120