ANAT10120 Clinical Human Anatomy II

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module details the anatomical organisation of the trunk ( thorax, abdomen and pelvis)

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Following successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Describe the organisation of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis with reference to osteology, wall structure and viscera
2. Understand clinically important anatomical relations and spaces within the thorax, abdomen and pelvis,
3. Locate or determine on the body surface the position of organs and structures of the trunk
4. Recognise anatomical features in dissections, prosections and radiographic imaging.

Indicative Module Content:

Thorax: surface anatomy, osteology and respiratory muscles
The muscles, joints and movements of respiration
Lungs and pleura
Mediastinum: divisions and contents, great vessels
Heart and pericardium
Oral cavity and pharynx
Abdomen: surface anatomy and abdominal wall
Stomach and spleen
Small intestine
Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas
Large intestine
Rectum, anus and ischioanal fossa
Pelvic floor, peritoneum, pelvic vessels, perineum
Urinary Tract
Female reproductive system
Male reproductive system
Imaging of the thorax and abdomen

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
50 minute lectures (n=21)
2 hour practical sessions (n=5)
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Some prior knowledge of basic anatomy

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ANAT10140 - Anatomy for Sports Science II, ANAT20070 - Anatomy of the Thorax, ANAT20160 - GI/GU Structure, SMGT10210 - Appl Biology of Sport and Ex

Additional Information:
Students in the Medicine Programme are not eligible to take this course

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Spotter exam 1 Week 6 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Spotter exam 2 Week 12 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Exit Exam (MCQ and SAQ) 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Within 2 weeks of the Spotter Examinations students will be informed of their provisional component grade. General feedback to the class will be provided based on analysis of performance. Students interested in receiving individualised feedback will be invited to make an appointment with the module coordinator.

Moore's Essential Clinical Anatomy
Name Role
Ms Andrea Cradock Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor James Jones Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Sabine Koelle Lecturer / Co-Lecturer