Neural and Visceral Anatomy
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.
- Semester 1 - 2015
1. Describe the structure of the major organs in the head, chest and abdomen (Gross Anatomy and Histology)
2. Describe the relationship to other organs and its surface anatomy.
3. Describe the blood supply, venous and lymphatic drainage.
4. Understand how the organ's structure relates to its function, i.e. its physiology.
- Introduction to the nervous system, its development and the relevant anatomy of the skull and vertebral column
- Face,temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and neck
- Surface features, meninges, vasculature and ventricular system of the brain
- Cerebral cortex, and deep nuclei of the brain
- Brainstem and cranial nerves
- Spinal cord organisation and the autonomic nervous system
- Spinal cord motor and sensory pathways,including pain pathways
- Chest wall, breathing mechanics and mediastinal divisions
- Heart structure,including pericardium, blood supply and conducting system
- Pleural cavities and the lungs, including pulmonary circulation
- Lung lobes and bronchopulmonary segments
- Neck and upper respiratory tract (pharynx, larynx and sinuses)
- Structure, surface anatomy and imaging of major organs of the abdomen
- Blood supply, innervation, venous and lymphatic drainage of the gut
- Structure, surface anatomy of the kidney and urinary system
- Blood supply, innervation, venous and lymphatic drainage of the urinary system
- Pelvic contents and perineum
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science - all strands, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons) programs.
HUBS1401 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
In Term Test: MCQ theory exam
Formal Examination: End of semester Laboratory exam
Formal Examination: Final exam
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks
Class examinations will be scheduled during semester.
Face to Face On Campus 30 hour(s) per Term
2 hours per week for 8 weeks and 2 hours per week for 7 weeks