Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Description

Provides an introduction to the functional anatomy of the human body with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, peripheral vasculature and major nerve trunks. This course contributes to the broad biomedical science foundation required for health graduates. In addition, it provides a firm basis for later courses in organ-based anatomy.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply correct anatomical terminology when describing the musculoskeletal elements of the human body.

2. Identify and describe the bone and joint structure, musculature, vasculature and innervation of the upper limb.

3. Identify and describe the bone and joint structure, musculature, vasculature and innervation of the lower limb.

4. Identify and describe the bone and joint structure, musculature, vasculature and innervation of the head and torso.

5. Apply the knowledge gained in this course to describe functional anatomy of the human musculoskeletal system.

Content

  1. Anatomical Terminology
  2. Bones - Overview
  3. Skeleton - Overview
  4. Joints and Muscles - Overview
  5. Shoulder, Arm
  6. Elbow, Forearm
  7. Wrist, Hand
  8. Upper Limb - Nerves & Vessels, surface anatomy
  9. Hip, Thigh
  10. Knee
  11. Ankle and Foot
  12. Lower Limb - Nerves & Vessels, surface anatomy
  13. Gait
  14. Thoracic, Abdominal and Pelvic Walls/Floor
  15. Vertebral Column
  16. Spinal Muscles, surface anatomy of the back
  17. Neck
  18. Skull and Face
  19. Introduction to the central nervous system
  20. Introduction to Biomechanics
     

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Examination: Class

In Term Test: End of Semester Laboratory Exam

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Quiz: online quiz

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 1.5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

Mid semester test will be held in lecture time. Students will be required to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort (including assessment) for this 10 unit course for the semester. Including a review lecture