Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


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.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify the components of the musculoskeletal system of the human body

2. Palpate and mark anatomical landmarks

3. Identify kinesiological principles to explain movement and analyse movement in anatomical terms

4. Describe the effects of exercise, immobilisation and injury on the musculoskeletal system

5. Discuss the role of body proportions on sport performance and talent identification

6. Analyse results from anthropometric, flexibility and posture testing and present a summary of actions required


  • Structure of the skeletal, muscular, articular and neural systems
  • Kinesiological principles and movement
  • Analysis of normal and abnormal movement
  • Kinanthropmetry, proportionality and physical performance
  • Exercise and injury effects on the musculoskeletal system
  • Application to fitness, sport, and the workplace

Assumed knowledge

HUBS1108 Musculoskeletal Anatomy HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1 HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2 EXSS1010 or SPOR1010 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science

Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises

Presentation: Presentations - Group

In Term Test: Examination: Class

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal