Functional Anatomy for Exercise Science

Course code EXSS2040Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

Functional anatomy extends knowledge gained in the foundation anatomy course focusing on the musculoskeletal system and the analysis of movement. A comprehensive coverage of the musculoskeletal system, articulations and the neural system is undertaken. The application of kinesiological principles to the analysis of movement and the description of movement in anatomical terms will be undertaken.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify the components of the musculoskeletal system of the human body;
2. Palpate and mark anatomical landmarks;
3. Identify kinesiological principles to explain movement and analyse movement in anatomical terms;
4. Describe the effects of exercise, immobilisation and injury on the musculoskeletal system;
5. Discuss the role of body proportions on sport performance and talent identification;
6. Analyse results from anthropometric, flexibility and posture testing and present a summary of actions required.
Content* Structure of the skeletal, muscular, articular and neural systems
* Kinesiological principles and movement
* Analysis of normal and abnormal movement
* Kinanthropmetry, proportionality and physical performance
* Exercise and injury effects on the musculoskeletal system
* Application to fitness, sport, and the workplace
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1108 Musculoskeletal Anatomy
HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1
HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2
EXSS1010 or SPOR1010 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid-semester written examination and end of semester Practical examination
Examination: FormalFinal written examination
Laboratory Exercises
Presentations - Group
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term