Faculties and centres
Anatomy comprises the study of the structures that can be seen macroscopically (without the aid of magnification techniques), as well as microscopically (using such techniques). Microscopic Anatomy is also called Histology because the use of the microscope is intended for the study of tissues and cells, the basic components of the body organs. Anatomy is the basis for medical practice and, by extension, the basis of many other health science disciplines. It is essential to have a thorough anatomical understanding, in order to identify and interpret situations of pathology and disease in the human body or in any of its organ systems. Observation and visualisation are the primary techniques the student must use to learn Anatomy, as they are the basis for a proper physical examination, either directly or using modern imaging techniques.
Given the profile of the Nurse as a healthcare professional, he/she must be able to perform tasks that benefit the health and wellbeing of people, including the prevention of diseases of different organ systems and the exchange of information with other healthcare professionals. To acquire the relevant skills, it is first necessary to gain a basic knowledge of the human body, which the subject Human Anatomy provides.
Human Anatomy is a 6 ECTS credit subject, which are equivalent to a total workload of 150 hours, including contact hours (lectures, practice, seminars, etc.) and self-study. Human Anatomy is taught in the first semester of the first year of the Degree. As a core subject, Human Anatomy is related to other core and compulsory subjects of the syllabus, whose timing must be precisely and coherently coordinated to ensure the acquisition of professional skills for a Graduate in Nursing.
Human Anatomy is closely related to the following subjects: Human Physiology, Biology and Biochemistry, taught in the first semester, and Pathophysiology, taught in the second semester, which together comprise the basic training of the Undergraduate Degree. Human Anatomy is also essential to understand other compulsory subjects taught in later years, such as Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Health and nursing care throughout the life cycle, etc. All of them require some prior anatomical knowledge on the general organisation of the human body, in order to deepen into their respective fields. Reciprocally, to understand the Anatomy basics it is necessary to advance into some concepts of these subjects that will be developed further in the Undergraduate Degree.
Specific Competences (CE)
General Competences of the Degree Course (CG):>>Common basic training module
Specific transversal competences of the degree course :>>Foreign language proficiency
Specific transversal competences of the degree course :>>IT and information competences
Specific transversal competences of the degree course:>>Oral and written communication competences
1. To view images and videos about methods of image exploration and to compare morphological techniques for the study of the human body constitution.
2. To use anatomical models, images, videos and electronic resources to identify and describe the organogenesis in the embryonic development of the human body.
3. To use anatomical models, images, videos and electronic resources to identify and describe the components of each of the organ systems in general and to recognise the morphological features of all the organs localised in the different topographical regions of the human body.
4. To use the appropriate laboratory material to perform the dissection an animal organ and to identify macroscopically all its parts.
5. To use information and communication techniques for the morphological study of the human body and to orally present collaborative works.