Courses Catalogue

Anatomy I

COURSE CODE: ANA 1101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

I) Lectures (30 Hours)
a)    Human body: Introduced to the human body; Structures of cells, tissue, organ, system; different body cavities and their contents (2 Hours)
b)    Skin and subcutaneous tissue: structure, appendages, adaptations and functions (2Hours)
c)    Respiratory system: structure of the nasal cavity; larynx, trachea, the bronchial tree and alveoli (6 Hours) 
d)    Circulatory system: gross and histological organization and structure of the blood vessels and the heart (6 Hours)
e)    Lymphatic system: organization and structure of the lymph nodes, tonsils, thymus and the spleen (4 Hours)
f)     Digestive system: gross and histological Structure of the alimentary hepato-biliary structures and pancreas (6 hours)
g)    Urinary system: structure of the uriniferous tubules, ureters, the urinary bladder and the urethra (4 hours)


II) Tutorials/seminars (20 hours)
Students to be allocated topics in small groups to discuss the anatomy of the systems as indicated below;
a)      Respiratory system (2  Hours )
b)      Circulatory system ( 2 Hours )
c)      Lymphatic system  (2   Hours)
d)     Digestive system    ( 2  Hours)
e)      Urinary system       (2  Hours)

III) Practical Hours      (15 Hours)
These will be Gross dissections /Histological illustrations and where appropriate surface markings of the following organ systems
a)   Respiratory system  (3 hours )
b)   Circulatory system  ( 3 hours )
c)   Lymphatic system   (3  Hours)
d)  Digestive system     ( 3 Hours)
e)   Urinary system        (3  hours)

10.0 Teaching/learning methods
a)      Lectures/Overviews;
b)      Tutorials and Seminars;
c)      Practical classes/ Skills laboratories;
d)     Practical  demonstrations;
e)      Post-mortem demonstrations;
f)       Laboratory practicals;

11.0 Teaching/learning materials
a)Anatomical charts/models
b) Dissected cadavers
c) LCD projectors