Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE MDS1015

 
TITLE Anatomy Practical Skills 1

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit will cover the practical aspects of the different areas of human anatomy, histology and embryology, in particular the following systems: musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory and basic histology and embryology. The students will be able to identify structures on dissected prosections and their clinical correlations, as well as identify basic clinical signs and diagnostic tests.

Study-unit Aims:

The aim is to help students understand the different areas of human anatomy, histology and embryology, through the use of dissected human prosections from donated bodies, histological slides, as well as clinical sessions on healthy individuals. There will be a special focus on the following systems: musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and urogenital.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Describe the gross and microscopic aspects of the human body, in health and disease, with a special focus on the following systems: musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and urogenital;
- Describe the basic clinical signs related to common conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory or urogenital systems;
- Explain the basic clinical tests used in the diagnosis of common pathologies related to the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory or urogenital systems.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Identify the gross and microscopic aspects of the human body, in health and disease, with a special focus on the following systems: musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and urogenital;
- Identify basic clinical signs related to common conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory or urogenital systems;
- Identify different structures of the whole human body, both at gross and at microscopic level, particularly involving the following systems: musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and urogenital;
- Apply their knowledge of anatomy to identify common clinical signs and common tests leading to the diagnosis of different clinical conditions commonly involving these systems.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Texts

- Clinical Anatomy by Regions, Richard. S. Snell, 8th Edition, January 2007, Lipincott. ISBN-10: 0-7817-6404-1. ISBN-13: 978-0-7817-6404-9.
- Clinical Anatomy by Systems, Richard. S. Snell, April 2006. ISBN-10: 0-7817-9164-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-7817-9164-9.
- Grays Dissection guide for Human Anatomy, Morton, Peterson and Albertine, Grant's dissector 16th Edition by Alan Detton (ISBN-13: 978-1496313805. ISBN-10: 1496313801).

Supplementary Readings

- Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy, Weir, Jamie and Abrahams, Peter, 3rd Edition, 2003. ISBN-13: 978-0-7234-3211-1; ISBN-10: 0-7234-3211-2.
- Young Lowe, Stevens, Heath and Deakin, Wheater's functional Histology. A text and colour atlas. 5th Edition, 2006. ISBN-13: 978-0-443-06850-8 ISBN-10: 0-443-06850-X. Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE.
- T.W. Sadler, Langman's Medical Embryology Edition: 10th Paperback, 2006. ISBN-10: 0781794854 ; ISBN-13: 9780781794855.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Independent Study and Tutorial

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Practical (1 Hour) SEM1 Yes 50%
Practical (1 Hour) SEM2 Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Cristoforo Pomara
Pierre Schembri Wismayer
Christian Zammit (Co-ord.)

 
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