Provides an introduction to the functional anatomy of the human body with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, peripheral vasculature and major nerve trunks. This course contributes to the broad biomedical science foundation required for health graduates. In addition, it provides a firm basis for later courses in organ-based anatomy.
Availability2019 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2019
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Apply correct anatomical terminology when describing the musculoskeletal elements of the human body.
2. Identify and describe the bone and joint structure, musculature, vasculature and innervation of the upper limb.
3. Identify and describe the bone and joint structure, musculature, vasculature and innervation of the lower limb.
4. Identify and describe the bone and joint structure, musculature, vasculature and innervation of the head and torso.
5. Apply the knowledge gained in this course to describe functional anatomy of the human musculoskeletal system.
- Anatomical Terminology
- Bones - Overview
- Skeleton - Overview
- Joints and Muscles - Overview
- Shoulder, Arm
- Elbow, Forearm
- Wrist, Hand
- Upper Limb - Nerves & Vessels, surface anatomy
- Hip, Thigh
- Ankle and Foot
- Lower Limb - Nerves & Vessels, surface anatomy
- Thoracic, Abdominal and Pelvic Walls/Floor
- Vertebral Column
- Spinal Muscles, surface anatomy of the back
- Skull and Face
- Introduction to the central nervous system
- Introduction to Biomechanics
Quiz: Online Assessments x 5
In Term Test: End of Semester Laboratory Exam *
Formal Examination: Examination: Formal *
* 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 19 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Includes 1.5 hr per week for 12 weeks and 1 hr lab exam in week 13
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Mid semester test will be held in lecture time.