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Course details

Year of entry



6 Weeks

Institution Code




Why choose? this course?

This Introduction to Anatomy short course is an insightful, exciting and challenging exploration of the muscular and skeletal systems to understand the tissues beneath the skin. You will quickly increase your knowledge to help you to better understand the human body, while demonstrating how it can apply to your discipline area or future studies.

Students will:

  • Explore the human anatomy while understanding muscle actions.
  • Work with others to investigate joint structures using innovative and exciting teaching methods.
  • Develop skills of communication and teamwork to solve problems.
  • Be able to accurately identify structures of the human body both on the surface and on anatomical models.
  • Reflect upon practical skills and knowledge to develop strategies for future success.

Key course features

  • Unique opportunities to use the latest learning technologies.
  • Blended learning
  • Hands-on practical sessions that bring musculoskeletal anatomy to life
  • Free course

Pre-requisite for progression into BSc (Hons) Sports Injury Rehabilitation depending on individual UCAS profile.

What you will study

Students will be provided with online resources to develop their knowledge of anatomy across the foot, ankle, hip, pelvis, spine, shoulder, elbow wrist and hand.

Interactive face-to-face practical sessions will be held every second week to explore the upper and lower limb anatomy as well as for assessment preparation.

Week 1

Introduction to the module (face-to-face)

Asynchronous lower limb and spinal sessions

Week 2

Two face-to-face practical sessions


Week 3

Asynchronous upper limb and spinal sessions

Week 4

Two face-to-face practical sessions


Week 5

Revision week

Week 6

Assessment 1

Assessment 2


Entry requirements & applying

Assessed on an individual basis.

Teaching & Assessment


Asynchronous pre-recorded lectures

Practical face-to-face sessions


Self-directed learning


Assessment 1: Presentation – Students will be required to undertake a 15-minute

presentation using an anatomical model to demonstrate their knowledge of a specific joint.

Assessment 2: Portfolio – Students will be required to analyse their performance on the module as well as evidence of engagement in module materials.


36 hours learning and teaching

164 hours independent study

Course dates

If you would like to find out more about future dates for this course, register your interest. 

Please note that the face-to-face contact dates are compulsory to attend. They allow the online asynchronous content to be put into practice by working with others and exploring anatomical and digital models.