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Unit information: Anatomical Science 1B in 2021/22

Unit name Anatomical Science 1B
Unit code ANAT10009
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Ms. Natalia Trepp Centellas
Open unit status Not open

Normally ANAT10008 Anatomical Science 1A



School/department School of Anatomy
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


This unit provides an introduction to the basic anatomical organisation and tissue structure of various species, including human. Emphasis is placed on understanding how structures are adapted for the functions they perform.

Following on from the Anatomical Science 1A Unit, the anatomy of the remaining body systems will be studied with reference to their embryonic development, microscopic structure, macroscopic structure and basic function. Introduction to anatomical variations and applications will also form part of the Unit as a preview to second year anatomy units.


This unit aims to provide students from varied disciplines with a foundation in the principles of anatomical design. Students will explore the concepts behind structural and functional adaptations in different species.

This unit has been designed to complement other biomedical science units.

Intended learning outcomes

Explain the relationship between the structure and function of the following areas:

  • Urinary system
  • Digestive system
  • Endocrine system
  • Reproductive system
  • Anatomical variations and applications

Identify key anatomical structures and describe their basic function

Describe the variation in structure between relevant species

Outline the development of the body from cells of the embryo to established organ systems

Teaching details

This unit will be delivered by a combination of online learning opportunities such as lectures, interactive resources and practicals. Practicals, including study of cadaveric specimens, will be delivered via a blended approach using online and in-person delivery.

Assessment Details

Summative assessments: (% of total Unit mark)

  • 1 spot examination 75%
  • 1 individual coursework assignment 25%

Formative assessments are also held


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If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. ANAT10009).