Develops an advanced understanding of thoracic, abdominal and pelvic visceral anatomy, with reference to functional neurovascular features and connective tissue relations.
Topic 1: Thorax, Lungs, Pleura & Bronchi; Ventilatory mechanisms and Mediastinum
Topic 2: Heart & Pericardium including blood supply, venous drainage, pace-making and conducting system; Cardiac cycle; ECG
Topic 3: Abdominal wall; Inguinal canal and Peritoneum
Topic 4: Oesophagus, Stomach, and Peritoneum
Topic 5: Small and Large Intestine, caecum, appendix, rectum and anal canal
Topic 6: Liver, Biliary Apparatus, Pancreas and Spleen
Topic 7: Pelvis: Bones, joints, and walls, pelvic floor, perineum
Topic 8: Urinary System: Kidneys, suprarenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra
Topic 9: The Autonomic Nervous System and Endocrine System
Topic 10: Male Reproductive System
Topic 11: Female Reproductive System, the Breast
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an ability to identify thoracic, abdominal and pelvic visceral anatomical features||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|2||describe and explain the neural and circulatory supply of these viscera||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||describe the layered tissue relations of these viscera||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||understand and describe the inter-relationship of structure and functions of these viscera.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- Drake, RL, Vogl, AW & Mitchell, AWM, 2015, Gray’s Anatomy for Students, 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-443-06952-9.
- Kapit, W & Elson, LM, The Anatomy Coloring Book, Harper and Rowe, New York. ISBN: 0805350861.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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