Anatomy BSc/MSci

Biomedical Visualisation 4Y option BIOL4276

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Life Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will examine current techniques and technologies which can be utilised to visually represent the human body, enhancing understanding and communication of anatomical structures and physiological processes. 


Normally, 3 hours of teaching on Fridays. 

Excluded Courses



The course will be assessed by a 2-hour examination (75%) and in-course assessment consisting of a written interpretation of a research paper (25%).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The course aims to investigate and critique advances in biomedical visualisation technologies such as the use of technology in educational and training resources, or in the field of clinical anatomy.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 

■ Evaluate the applications of technology in biomedical visualisation;

■ Critically-appraise techniques which can be used to create biomedical educational resources;

■ Critically-appraise recent advances in biomedical visualisation research.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.