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MSc Clinical Anatomy

Academic Year 2019/20

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Programme Title

MSc Clinical Anatomy

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

Master of Science

Programme Code

MED-MSC-CA

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100264

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Applicants may be required to undertake an interview.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

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 
www.qaa.ac.uk

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

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. Students must achieve an overall pass mark in all taught modules and the Anatomy project to be awarded the degree of MSc. in Clinical Anatomy. Students must pass all modules.

2. In the case of failed modules, students will normally be permitted one re-sit attempt in each module. Students who fail any module twice will normally be required to withdraw.

3. Students who pass 60 CATS of taught modules shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate

4. Students who pass all the taught modules but who fail to achieve a mark of at least 50% in the anatomy project module or who fail to submit an extended academic paper, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma.

5 Any student who fails 60 credits or more of taught modules will not be able to proceed to the Anatomy project module until the taught modules are successfully completed. Students can then choose whether to graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma or re-enrol to take the Anatomy project module in the next academic year.

6. A student who fails the anatomy project module may re-submit the extended academic paper within 6 months. One resubmission will be permitted.

Students with protected characteristics

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

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
With the exception of students who are taking this as an intercalated degree and whose primary programme subject to Fitness to Practise (FTP) Fitness to Practice programmes are those which permit students to enter a professional which is itself subject to Fitness to Practise rules (FTP)

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, including dissections, microscopic anatomy and radiological anatomy.

To develop the student���s critical analysis and writing skills through work such as the anatomy project module.

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; gathering and manipulating data for the academic paper in the Anatomy Project module

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; specimen analyses; written reports; practical examination; academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes; gathering and manipulating data for the academic paper in the Anatomy Project module

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; written reports; academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

Generate working hypotheses to allow interpretation and synthesis of anatomical observations and concepts.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research undertaken within the framework of the Anatomy Project module

Methods of Assessment

Academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

Judge the ethical aspects of the study of human anatomy.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; gathering and manipulating data for the academic paper in the Anatomy Project module

Methods of Assessment

Written reports; academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

Debate the scientific viewpoints contributing to an anatomical research project.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Gathering and manipulating data for the academic paper in the Anatomy Project module

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentation and academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

Demonstrate the ability to produce a well-constructed and organised scientific report on a specific piece of project work.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Continuous assessment; research undertaken with the framework of the Anatomy Project module

Methods of Assessment

Written reports; academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

Apply critical analysis and reasoning to their own work and that of others.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Continuous assessment; research undertaken with the framework of the Anatomy Project module

Methods of Assessment

Written reports; oral presentation and academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

Demonstrate effective use of digital and e-learning platforms.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Use of virtual microscope slide platforms

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

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; continuous assessment; research undertaken within the framework of the Anatomy Project module

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; specimen analyses; written reports; academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

Improve their ability to work in groups by participating actively in team-based tasks and group learning opportunities.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Group work during practical classes

Methods of Assessment

The utilisation of both peer and staff assessment of group product quality and individual contribution

Prioritize tasks and manage their time efficiently.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Schedule the undertaking of study opportunities and complete a range of continuous assessment elements within a time-limited framework

Methods of Assessment

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

Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Continuous assessment; research undertaken within the framework of the Anatomy Project module

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; specimen analyses; written reports; oral presentation and academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

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; lectures; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; specimen analyses; written reports; practical examinations

Demonstrate comprehensive application of anatomical knowledge to clinical and research situations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes; lectures; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Oral exam and poster presentations; written reports; oral presentation and academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

Describe and evaluate the contribution and integration of important branches of human anatomy such as cadaveric, microscopical, embryological and radiological anatomy.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes; lectures; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; written reports; academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

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; lectures; continuous assessment; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; written reports; practical examinations; academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

Demonstrate a complete understanding of the knowledge that particularly pertains to a specific area of anatomical research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Anatomy Project module; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentation and academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

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

Methods of Assessment

Specimen analyses; practical examinations

Demonstrate competence in various methods used to prepare anatomical specimens.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes; lectures; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Anatomy Project module

Demonstrate competence in methods of recording observations by for example digital photography. Briefly describe and comply with relevant legislation that applies to working with anatomical specimens e.g. The Human Tissue Act 2004; Health & Safety legislation.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes; lectures; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Written reports; oral presentation and academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

Demonstrate experience in scientific project management including the resources required to undertake the project and awareness of the appropriate actions that need to be taken in relation to Health & Safety including COSHH requirements.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research undertaken within the framework of the Anatomy Project module

Methods of Assessment

Academic paper for the Anatomy Project module

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Anatomy Project

SCM8079

7

60

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Applied Anatomy of the Trunk

SCM8112

7

60

YES

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

Applied Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Brain

SCM8113

7

40

YES

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

Applied anatomy of the Limbs and Back

SCM8114

7

20

YES

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

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