Course Level 400
Credit Unit 3

Description of Osteology and related discipline. Basic biology of bones: components, growth & development. Classification of bones & parts of a long bone. Anatomical terminologies in osteology. Bone fractures/ injuries & diseases of bones. Bone variation. Overview of human skeleton: divisions (axial & appendicular), functions & composition. Surface marking/ anatomy of limbs & trunk. Ossification centres of bone, sexual dimorphism etc & anatomy of the teeth.

Technique of osteometry to determine age, sex, race & stature

Introduction to radiological anatomy: historical background; common terminologies in radiological anatomy. Relevance to medicine and biomedical sciences.

Major radiological equipment and techniques: Plain X-ray, Digital X-ray, Computed Tomography (CT); Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Fluoroscopy, Radionucide Imaging (RNI).

Introduction to Endoscopy: types, uses and operation.