Available in 2022
Course code

EXSS1040

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

Functional anatomy extends knowledge gained in the foundation anatomy course focusing on the musculoskeletal system and the analysis of movement. A comprehensive coverage of the musculoskeletal system, articulations and the neural system is undertaken. The application of kinesiological principles to the analysis of movement and the description of movement in anatomical terms will be undertaken.


Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Discuss the role of anthropometry and body proportions on sports performance.

2. Describe the structure and function of the major bones, joints, muscles and soft tissue structures of the trunk, lower limbs and upper limbs.

3. Correctly identify structural and surface musculoskeletal anatomy of the trunk, lower limbs and upper limbs.

4. Explain the functional linkage between musculoskeletal anatomy and motion.

5. Apply knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiological principles to evaluate human movement.

6. Demonstrate practical skills in identifying and palpating structural and surface musculoskeletal anatomy of the trunk, lower limbs and upper limbs; accurately obtaining body composition and anthropometrical measurements; assessing posture; explain observed movement tasks in anatomical and kinesiological terms.


Content

 

•       Kinanthropmetry, proportionality and physical performance

•       Structure and function of the major bones, joints, muscles and soft tissue structures of the trunk, lower limbs and upper limbs.

•       Kinesiological principles and their application in evaluating human movement

•       Posture of the human body

•       Functional (task-specific) movement explained in anatomical and kinesiological terms        

 

 


Assumed knowledge

EXSS1060 and HUBS1108


Assessment items

Quiz: Online Quizzes

In Term Test: Practical Exam in Class

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises/Booklet

Written Assignment: Video movement task review


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend 80% of scheduled laboratories.

Contact hours

Ourimbah

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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