Module Overview

Principles of Human Anatomy

The principle aims of this module are to develop the student’s knowledge of Gross Human Anatomy and the structural organisation & basic functioning of selected organ systems. 

Module Code

ANAT H1001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Introduction to the Human Body

Levels of Structural Organisation; Navigation and orientation; Terminology and description of position.

Body Tissues

Epithelial Tissue; Connective Tissue; Cavities and Fluids

The Skeletal System

Structure and function of the Skeletal System; The Axial Skeleton (The Skull, Thoracic Cage;& vertebral column); The Appendicular Skeleton ( The Upper Limbs, The Pectoral Girdles, The Lower Limbs the pelvic girdles).

The Musculo-Skeletal System

Identification and nomenclature of muscle tissue; The Muscles role in movement of the skeletal system.

Other Selected Organ Systems

Respiratory system; Cardiovascular system; Integumentary system; Digestive system

Laboratory preparation

Examination of key aspects of human anatomy in laboratory investigations (contained within practical skills module)

Methods used to achieve the module learning outcomes will include lectures, tutorials, interpretation of data, case studies, problem-solving exercises, video presentations, self-directed learning and computer-based learning

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50