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PgCert Clinical Anatomy

Academic Year 2021/22

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Programme Title

PgCert Clinical Anatomy

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

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

MED-PC-CA

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100264

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

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. The Certificate in Clinical Anatomy is available as an exit award for those who are enrolled for the MSc in Clinical Anatomy

2. Students who achieve 60 CATS points will be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Anatomy.

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)

No
Fitness to Practise programmes are those which permit students to enter a profession which is itself subject to Fitness to Practise Rules No With the exception of students who are taking this as an intercalated degree and whose primary programmes are subject to FTP regulations

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

Methods of Assessment

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

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; specimen analyses; written reports

Judge the ethical aspects of the study of human anatomy.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures

Methods of Assessment

Written reports

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

Continuous assessment

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; specimen analyses; written reports

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

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

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; specimen analyses; written reports

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

Apply critical analysis and reasoning to their own work.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Continuous assessment

Methods of Assessment

Written reports

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; 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; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; written reports

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

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Practical classes; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Written reports

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; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Written reports

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

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

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

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; self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Oral and poster presentations; written reports

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 Limbs and Back

SCM8114

7

40

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 Trunk

SCM8112

7

40

YES

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

Notes