Musculo-skeletal Anatomy (ARCM414)

30 credits

In this module you will be provided with in depth training in musculoskeletal anatomy. This module will enable you to distinguish human from non-human remains, identify and describe both intact and fragmented human remains, learn the major muscles, ligaments and nerves that impact the human skeleton, and understand how taphonomic variables can alter the state of human remains. The module will involve taught lectures and supervised lab sessions in which you can use the teaching casts and skeletal collections to develop your osteological skills. You will also have access to the laboratory outside of the lectures and practical sessions, to provide you with the opportunity to train with the collections during your own time.

The module will be taught as if the student is completely unfamiliar with the human skeleton and its associated soft tissues. Therefore, there are no pre-requisites in place for this module.