Head and Neck Anatomy
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.
- Semester 2 - 2015
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
- How to study anatomy
- Skull and face
- Skull bones
- Infratemporal fossa
- Facial muscles
- Submandibular region
- TMJ and Jaw Biomechanics
- Pterygopalatine Fossa
- Ear and temporal bone
- Nose and sinuses
- Pharynx and soft palate
- Oral cavity and tongue
- Vasculature of head and neck
- Cranial nerves: general
- Cranial nerves: Trigeminal Nerve
- Brain and Spinal Cord
- Motor and Sensory Systems
- Development of palate and teeth
- Special features of the oral cavity
This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in HUBS1106.
HUBS1401 Human Bioscience
In Term Test: Written exam - mid term
In Term Test: Laboratory exam
Formal Examination: Written exam - Formal *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - 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 Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1
Face to Face On Campus 28 hour(s) per Term
2 hours per week for 11 weeks and 1 hour per week for 6 weeks. Mid-semester examinations will be scheduled in lecture times.