This unit of study aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the head and neck regions, with a particular emphasis on the functional anatomy of the cranial nerves. This unit of study covers skull, muscles of facial expression, muscles of jaw and neck, ear, eye, nose, oral cavity and larynx and pharynx as well as peripheral distribution of cranial nerves in the head and neck. The functional components of the cranial nerves and their relationship to the special senses and special motor functions such as facial gesture and speech are also studied. The practical sessions aim to provide students with the ability to recognise the structures studied in human prosections and in medical images especially X Rays and CT scans and to know their main anatomical relationships. Students will also be encouraged to relate their understanding of these structures to current research in anatomy and histology and in related fields such as molecular biology and physiology. The course also aims to provide both theoretical and practical skills which can provide a basis for further studies in fields such as physiotherapy, chiropractic or forensic science or in post graduate medicine or dentistry or in areas of research requiring a knowledge of anatomy.
Two 1-hour lectures and two 2-hour tutorials per week
Theory exam, prac exam, continuous assessment (6 quizzes done at intervals during semester) (100%)
Rohan, Yokochi, Lutjen-Drecoll. Color Atlas of Human Anatomy.
BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
Human biology; BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 or MEDS1X01
12cp (from ANAT2XXX, PHSI2XXX, MEDS 2XXX, PSYC2XXX or BIOL2XXX) or (BMED2401 and BMED2402)Prohibitions
ANAT3904 or ANAT3994