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

1. Understand and apply anatomical terminology when identifying and describing the anatomy of the head and neck region
2. List and identify major musculoskeletal elements of the skull, face, ear, nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, oral cavity, and cervical and thoracic regions
3. Describe the structure and function of the musculoskeletal elements of the skull, face, ear, nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, oral cavity, and cervical and thoracic regions
4. Describe the structure and biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint and identify the aetiology, symptoms and consequences of disorders of this joint
5. Identify the major blood vessels which supply the features of the head and neck
6. Describe the structure and function of the brain, spinal cord, neural pathways and cranial nerves; in particular the course and distribution of the facial and trigeminal cranial nerves
7. Apply the knowledge gained in this course to identify and describe the anatomical and neural mechanisms involved in mastication, swallowing, respiration, and hearing
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 written examinations.
Course Learning Objectives: 1-4

Practical Anatomy examination.
Course Learning Objectives: 1-7
Examination: FormalWritten examination at the end of semester.
Course Learning Objectives: 1-7

Compulsory Course Component: The formal assessment component tests a student's competency in all of the course objectives so students must pass the formal examination and pass overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in the course. On achieving a passing grade, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student has satisfied the compulsory course component. Students who fail to satisfy the compulsory course component will be awarded a zero mark and a FF grade, irrespective of their final numeric mark.
Group/tutorial participation and contributionCompulsory Course Component: Attendance: 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. Attendance at these sessions is particularly important in preparation for the practical laboratory examination.
Course Learning Objectives: 1-7
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS1106