Musculature Anatomy (ARCM011)

StaffDr Catriona Mckenzie - Convenor
Credit Value15
ECTS Value7.5
NQF Level7
Duration of Module Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

This module provides a detailed study of human musculature anatomy that emphasises a functional approach to the identification of muscle attachments.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate a functional understanding of human musculature anatomy
  • 2. Use anatomical terms correctly
  • 3. Demonstrate competence in the identification of muscle attachment sites

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. Be aware of information contained in anatomical texts

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 5. Demonstrate team-working skills
  • 6. Demonstrate heightened awareness of our bodies and its form and function

Syllabus plan

Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • This module examines different groups of muscles in the human body each week to build up an in-depth knowledge of the soft tissues.

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching22Educational package sessions (11 x 2 hours)
Guided Independent Study128Independent study using reference resources

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Skills test1002 x 1 hour skills test1-6Return of marked test scripts with discussion

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Skills test2 x 1 hour skills tests 1-6Referral/Deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 50%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of referral will be capped at 50%.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • Abrahams, P.H. (2013) McMinn and Abrahams’ clinical atlas of human anatomy. Mosby, Edinburgh.
  • White, T.D. and Folkens, P.A. (2005). The Human Bone Manual. Academic Press, Amsterdam

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Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources


Indicative learning resources - Other resources

  • Anatomical drawing hand-outs

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Key words search

Archaeology, anatomy