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.
- Semester 1 - 2022
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
In Term Test: Mid Semester Online Theory Examination *
In Term Test: End of Semester Practical Examination *
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.
Online 26 hour(s) per Term Full Term
2 hrs per week for 12 weeks and a 2 hr exam scheduled during week in semester
Face to Face On Campus 19 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Includes 1.5 hr per week for 12 weeks and 1 hr exam in week 13
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.