Curricular Unit:Code:
Anatomy I841ANA1
1MasterDentistry8 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English104
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The learning of Human Anatomy is structural for medical education representing a fundamental step for a better understanding of the clinical subjects.
Provides the bases for a medical reasoning and thinking, promoter of skills development related to observation, description and adoption of appropriate anatomical and medical terminology.
This course aims the acquisition of solid knowledge about Human Anatomy and its functional implications.
The students should be able to pronounce and define the anatomical terms used. Students should still be able to describe, locate and relate anatomical structures related to the chapters: Overview of Anatomy; Bones and the skeletal system; Joints (articulations); Muscle tissue and the muscular system.
Introduction to Human Anatomy
Anatomy history
Divisions of anatomy
Anatomical terminology
Position and anatomical Plans
Terms of relationship and comparison
Terms of laterality and terms of movement
Bones and the skeletal system
General characteristics of the human skeleton
The bone and cartilage
Osteology of the axial and appendicular skeleton
Joints (articulations)
Introduction to the study of arthrology
Joint classification (structural / functional / biomechanical)
Movements and motion axes
The joints of the head and vertebral column
The joints of the chest
The joints of the upper and lower limbs
Muscle tissue and the muscular system
Introduction to the study of myology
Origin and insertion, general concepts and actions of skeletal muscles
Myology of the head and neck
Myology of the back, chest and abdomen
Myology of upper and lower limbs
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The classes are intended to allow students to acquire basic knowledge in the field of Anatomy. In order to obtain a solid and extensive knowledge of Human Anatomy and according to the syllabus, it was considered more efficient to start the program with the Introduction to the Study of Human Anatomy, where it is intended the acquisition of knowledge regarding the history of Anatomy and anatomical terminology, through the internalization of definitions and structural concepts to meet the proposed objectives.
The Locomotor System will be presented in 3 chapters: General Osteology, General Arthrology and General Myology. It begins with the study of the skeletal support structures and joints-passive part of the Locomotor System, followed by the study of the active means-muscular structures.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The theoretical component (CT) and theoretical - practical (CTP) consists of lectures of 50 minutes starting with a presentation of the lesson summary and completed with lesson synthesis and a doubt clearing session.
The practical component (CP), structured in conjunction with the CT an CTP consists of weekly classes of 110 minutes. Reported in tutorial teaching, open to the participation of students and laboratory work with anatomical models.
The evaluation of each component is continuous and takes into account: attendance, punctuality and attitude of the student in the classroom. It also included two evaluation moments in each component.
The final score is a quantitative score of 0-20 values. Students approves with 10 values.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The CT and CTP develops the chapters: Overview of Anatomy; Bones and the skeletal system; Joints (articulations); Muscle tissue and the muscular system.Theoretical sessions will be supported by multimedia devices. It will be exposed and discussed in the classroom, the relevant theoretical concepts and promoted the learner autonomy by consultation of the recommended bibliography. The acquisition, understanding and application of knowledge through presence in the class will be privileged.In the first lesson will be presented the script of lectures, with the planning of lessons per week, the general and specific objectives forcourse and skills to be acquired. The general organization of the course (distribution of program, organization of the course and the monitoring of compliance objectives and quality) is the responsibility of Prof. Augusta Silveira. Regular meetings will be held with all teachers in order to monitor and promote the constant articulation between components.Continuous assessment of CT will take into account attendance and punctuality of the student and his attitude in the classroom.The are 2 written evaluations whose test consists of multiple choice questions, true and false questions and open questions.The final grade will take into account all parameters of assessment, and will be a quantitative score of 0-20 values.Students are approved with rating equal to or higher than 10 values. Students with a grade below 10 values have access to the Anatomy final examheld at a date to be determined by the Fernando Pessoa University .The CP develops the chapters: Overview of Anatomy; Bones and the skeletal system; Joints (articulations); Muscle tissue and the muscular system. Given the characteristics of the course, students will be encouraged to develop a type of continuous learning (using textbooks and anatomy atlas and anatomical models available in the Fernando Pessoa University laboratories) .Continuous evaluation of the CP will take place weekly and it will be asked the student to display topics already taught and according to the summary provided to class.It will be taken into account attendance and punctuality, motivation and commitment and its dynamic capability.Students are encouraged to expose orally program topics. The oral presentations also aim to promote lifelong learning and develop communication skills. There will be two written evaluation moments to identify anatomical structures in images and anatomical models. The final score is a quantitative score of 0-20 values. Students are approved with rating equal to or higher than 10 values. Students with a score less than 10 points will have to repeat the CP of the course in the following academic year.
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Drake, R.L., Vogl, W., Mitchell, A. (2019). Gray´s Anatomy for students, 4nd edition. Elsevier.
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Friedrich Paulsen & Jens Waschke (2018) Sobbota; Atlas of Human Anatomy. 24th edition, Elsevier
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Vanputte, C.; Regan, J.; Russo, A.; Seeley, R. (2020) Seeley’s anatomy & phisiology. 12th edition, McGraw-Hill.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Augusta Silveira (
Inês Guimarães (
Inês Stocker (
Rui Rua (