Head and Neck Anatomy

Course code HUBS1106Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Aims at providing students with a thorough understanding of head and neck anatomy with emphasis on those structures associated with the oral cavity. The course focuses on the anatomy, design and function of structures in the head and neck as they pertain to oral health.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents should understand:
1. The structure and disposition of the bony elements of the skull, cervical, vertebral columns as they relate to the oral cavity
2. The course and distribution of the cranial nerves with emphasis on the facial and trieminal cranial nerves.
3. The structure of the nasal cavity, pharynx, soft palate, and oral cavity
4. The structure of the temporomanidibular joint, organs of hearing and balance
5. The anatomy of the upper and lower jaw, including teeth, gums, and palate
6. The anatomical and neural basis of respiration
Content1. How to study anatomy
2. Skull and face
3. Skull bones
4. Infratemporal fossa
5. Facial muscles
6. Submandibular region
7. TMJ and Jaw Biomechanics
8. Pterygopalatine Fossa
9. Ear and temporal bone
10. Nose and sinuses
11. Pharynx and soft palate
12. Oral cavity and tongue
13. Larynx
14. Vasculature of head and neck
15. Respiration
16. Cranial nerves: general
17. Cranial nerves: Trigeminal Nerve
18. Brain and Spinal Cord
19. Motor and Sensory Systems
20. Development of palate and teeth
21. Special features of the oral cavity
Replacing Course(s)HUBS1102 Anatomy for Speech Pathology 10 units
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1401 Human Bioscience
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid semester examinations.
Examination: FormalWritten examination at the end of semester.
Practical Anatomy examination at the end of semester.
Students must perform to a satisfactory standard in the formal assessment (combined written and practical) and pass overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in the course.
Group/tutorial participation and contributionAttendance: As this course has objectives and assessment that requires an understanding of anatomical structures, students will be required to achieve a satisfactory level of attendance at laboratory sessions.
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS1106