SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMB123461
Module Leader Mandy Abbott
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • B (January start)
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

BSc Hons or equivalent Suitable Health qualification

Summary of Content

This module aims to enhance the qualified practitioner's anatomical knowledge of the lower limb. It compares the normal with the variations seen in normality and correlates structure with function. This module utilises practical cadaver dissection sessions to allow the student to learn lower limb anatomy in an exclusive learning environment. This module will allow the student to be able to critically appraise the literature relating anatomy to lower limb surgery.


-360 Anatomy of the lower limb including: -360 o Vascular supply o Nerve supply o Musculoskeletal -360 Anatomy, related to surgical practice of; -360 o The foot and related structures o Site and choice of incision in relation to access, skin creases, blood and nerve supply -360b7 Anatomical variations found in the lower limb Cadaver dissection skills

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Critically analyse and evaluate the relationship between surface anatomy and sub-dermal structures2. Critically analyse and evaluate anatomical variants in the lower limb3. Critically appraise lower limb anatomy related to function4. Critically appraise and evaluate surgical procedures in relation to anatomy

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This module is delivered as a blended learning approach with a block of attendance for practical sessions. The module will engage students in the following types of learning experience: -360b7 Keynote lectures b7 Clinical demonstrations b7 Laboratory based clinical sessions - cadaver dissection b7 On-line tutorials and discussion boards b7 Self directed learning -360b7 Formative assessment opportunities such as a presentation and guided tasks will allow students to identify learning strategies to meet their personal learning needs. Having access to a computer with internet access is recommended and required to undertake this modules

Indicative Reading

Coughlin, M. Saltzman, C., Anderson, R . 2014, Mann's Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. 9 th Ed. Churchill Livingstone ISBN 978-0-3230-7242-7 Drake, R. 2014, Grays Atlas of Anatomy. 3 rd Ed. Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-1-4557-4802-0 Logan, B. 2011, McMinn's Color Atlas of Foot and Ankle Anatomy. Saunders. ISBN 978-0-323-05615-1 Myerson, M. 2010, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2 nd Ed. Elsevier. ISBN 978-1-4377-0923-0 Pfeffer, G., Easley, M., Frey, C., Hintermann, B. 2009, Operative Techniques: Foot and Ankle Surgery. Elsevier ISBN 978-1-4160-3280-9 Thomson, C. 2002, Assisting at Podiatric Surgery. Churchill Livingstone ISBN 978-0-4430-7226-0 Current subject related journals including: Clinical Biomechanics: Journal of Biomechanics: <> Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Journal of Orthopaedic Research:

Transferrable Skills

-360 This module will facilitate a wide range of transferrable skills, in particular: -360b7 working in a self-directed manner, taking responsibility for own learning and personal development and where appropriate practice competence. b7 developing study and IT skills to underpin effective learning. b7 developing knowledge and understanding in the context of a subject, which can be transferred within different contexts. b7 demonstrating critical thinking. b7 developing communication skills, written, oral, listening, and presentational; demonstrating the ability to work as an effective member of a team. underpinning professional practice through the integration of theory with practice.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 10.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00
Practicals (FT) 10.00
Tutorials (FT) 4.00
Independent Learning (FT) 89.00
Assessment (FT) 25.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 50% 2500 word critical review of the literature.