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 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. Dissection activities further the understanding of the anatomy of the head and neck and develop highly advanced skills in dissection and prosection of cadaveric materials.
Two lectures per week, one two hour tutorials per week plus three hours dissection per week
Theory exam, prac exam, continuous assessment (6 quizzes done at intervals during semester), continuous assessment tasks in dissection
Rohan, Yokochi, Lutjen-Drecoll. Colour Atlas of Human Anatomy.
Department permission required for enrolment. Course is subject to availability of donor material for dissection. Course is by invitation ONLY. 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; demonstrated evidence of manual dexterity and ethical approach
A mark of 75 or above in ANAT3907Prohibitions
ANAT3904 or ANAT3004