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, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy practice.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2017
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
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
HUBS1105 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and HUBS1401 or HUBS1403
In Term Test: End of semester Laboratory exam *
Formal Examination: Final exam *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- In Term Test: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Review laboratory sessions will be held for students returning from placement. In term laboratory examination to be held week 13.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks