Neural and Visceral Anatomy

Course code HUBS2103Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

The course consists of a series of lectures and laboratories on the functional anatomy of the nervous system, thorax, abdomen and pelvis. Areas emphasised are those most important in Medical Radiation Science and Physiotherapy practice.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
ObjectivesStudents are not required to become experts in Anatomy but they must understand the functional anatomy of brain, chest and abdominal structures. Finally, students should understand the morphological, functional and pathological basis for imaging of the major organ systems of the body.

Students should be able to do the following for major organs in the head, chest and abdomen:

1. Describe its structure (Gross Anatomy and Histology).
2. Describe its relationship to other organs and its surface anatomy.
3. Describe its blood supply, venous and lymphatic drainage.
4. Understand how the organ's structure relates to its function, i.e. its physiology.
Content1. Introduction to the nervous system, its development and the relevant anatomy of the skull and vertebral column
2. Face,temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and neck
3. Surface features, meninges, vasculature and ventricular system of the brain
4. Cerebral cortex, and deep nuclei of the brain
5. Brainstem and cranial nerves
6. Cerebellum
7. Spinal cord organisation and the autonomic nervous system
8. Spinal cord motor and sensory pathways,including pain pathways
9. Chest wall, breathing mechanics and mediastinal divisions
10.Heart structure,including pericardium, blood supply and conducting system
11.Pleural cavities and the lungs, including pulmonary circulation
12.Lung lobes and bronchopulmonary segments
13.Neck and upper respiratory tract (pharynx, larynx and sinuses)
14.Structure, surface anatomy and imaging of major organs of the abdomen
15.Blood supply, innervation, venous and lymphatic drainage of the gut
16.Structure, surface anatomy of the kidney and urinary system
17.Blood supply, innervation, venous and lymphatic drainage of the urinary system
18.Pelvic contents and perineum
Replacing Course(s)Anatomy components from
HUBS2101 Human Anat,Phys and Path 2A- 10 units
HUBS2102 Human Anat,Phys and Path 2B - 10 units
HUBS2104 Functional Anatomy for Physiotherapy II - 10 units
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1401 Human Bioscience 1A , HUBS1402 Human Bioscience 1B and HUBS1104 Functional Anatomy for Physiotherapy I or equivalents of HUBS1105 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and HUBS1401 or HUBS1403 and HUBS1404
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassTheory assessment during semester
Examination: FormalEnd of semester theory examination and a end of semester laboratory-based examination

Students must achieve a passing grade in the formal examination ( combined theory & laboratory assessment) and must gain a passing grade overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) or Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) or Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) or the Bachelor of Physiotherapy or the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HUBS2103