ANAT20010 Clinical Human Anatomy III

Academic Year 2022/2023

Clinical Human Anatomy III is designed for students of healthcare professions including radiography and diagnostic imaging, physiotherapy and sports sciences. The clinical anatomical content consists of the regional anatomy of the head, neck and vertebral column. Ideally, this should be studied following or alongside Clinical Human Anatomy I and/or II. This module has a practical blend of anatomical specimens and radiographic imaging, so that students can study the physical structure of the body while viewing digital images of radiographic and biological imaging modalities where appropriate.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Biomedical Knowledge: 1. Know the regional anatomy of the head, neck and vertebral column. 2. Understand the anatomical relations of the structures that comprise the region.

Clinical Knowledge: 1. Apply knowledge of the anatomy of the region to clinical situations. 2. Relate physical structure to diagnostic and biological images.

Personal and Professional Development: 1. Awareness of professional behaviour and communication in a sensitive environment working with human remains. 2. Peer interaction, peer evaluation and team learning approaches and skills. 3. Capacity for critical thinking and self-directed (autonomous) learning.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
1. Lectures

2. Practicals (lab-based):
a. self-directed and guided (by Anatomy Tutors) individual, peer and group learning
b. case-based and problem-based discovery of human head, neck and spine anatomy using cadaveric specimens, models and surface anatomy
c. professional handling of human remains with dignity and respect

3. Textbook and online-based self-directed learning (guided exploration of essential topics) 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

This module may not be taken by medical students as the learning outcomes are already found within core modules of the undergraduate and graduate entry medical programmes.

Learning Recommendations:

An understanding of human anatomy terminology would be helpful but not essential.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ANAT10140 - Anatomy for Sports Science II, MDSA20030 - Endocrine Biology

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Summative Assessment: Questions based on relevant anatomy covered in lectures and practicals Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Questions based on relevant anatomy covered in lectures and practicals 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


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

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Dearbhaile Dooley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Jaka Potocnik Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Stephen Thorpe Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor James Jones Tutor