Courses Catalogue

Anatomy I

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Anatomy is the study of the structure of the body and the physical relationships between body systems. In this cource, the student will be introduced to the structure and function of the human body. In this module the following organ systems will be described; cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, digestive system and the skin.

Course Justification/Rationale 
The anatomy module is designed to make the student familiar with the basic anatomical structure of the human body. Knowledge of the structure of the human body from what can be seen with the unaided eye (gross anatomy) down to the molecular level is fundamental to understanding bodily function and how both structure and function are modified by disease.

 Secondary, due to the emerging techniques for imaging anatomy in living patients including  endoscopy, laparoscopy, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),knowledge of gross anatomy has become increasingly important, not only to interpret the images that are produced by these sophisticated techniques, but also to understand the pathway for targeting therapy to a specific site.

Course Aim
The aim of teaching anatomy is to provide the learner with an in-depth knowledge of the structure of the normal human body as a foundation for medical training.

Course Learning outcomes
By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:
a)      Describe the normal structure of the human body
b)      Identify normal and abnormal structure of the body.
c)      Identify surface anatomical landmarks.
d)     Describe the anatomy of the different body systems/ organs
e)      Describe common surface anatomical marks.
f)       Draw and label a diagram of a given body system/organ.
g)      Explain the relation between anatomy and Physiology with other subjects like surgery and medicine