Key Facts

Module Title: Applied Clinical Anatomy 1
Mode of Study:Single module
Contact Details:01782 734551
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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Module content

Through the use of lectures, discussions, dissections and specific tutorials, the course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of applied clinical anatomical knowledge relating to histology, embryology, gross anatomy of various systems, radiology, preserving, embalming, immunocytochemical techniques and the identification of prosections.


Induction for new students recommended - Monday 24th September 2018
Session dates 25 & 26 September 2018, 10 October 2018, 24 October 2018, 7 November 2018, 21 November 2018

Presentation Assessment within 2-4 January 2019


Can be taken as a stand alone module or within a programme such as the PG Certificate in Applied Clinical Anatomy

Module Aims

  • To promote the acquisition of applied anatomical knowledge and skills, and the application of anatomical sciences.

Module Learning Outcomes/Objectives

  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of current theories underpinning the knowledge of applied human clinical anatomical structure and function
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of established human dissecting techniques and other anatomical procedures, with a critical awareness of their strengths and limitations
  • Analyse the application of clinical anatomy to professional practice.
  • Evaluate critically the current research and advanced scholarship in the field of human anatomical knowledge

The course is aimed at students who have studied some basic anatomy within their first degree, for example: medical doctors, health professionals, graduates in biology, cell biology, biomedical science, sports science, medical illustrators, etc. Candidates should normally have a first or second-class honours degree in a relevant subject and/or recognized professional qualification.

The course will cover theoretical and practical aspects of applied clinical anatomical knowledge relating to histology and gross anatomy of various systems; radiology; embryology, preserving, embalming, immunocytochemical techniques, embryology and identification of prosections. The above areas will be linked to both their functional and clinical relevance


Block sessions: Lecturers, seminars, discussion sessions, tutorials, workshops and dissections. The student is expected to complete at least double the amount of self-directed study.


Choice between assignment, presentation or interactive practical examination