Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


Provides an introduction to the functional anatomy of the human body with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, 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 advanced anatomy.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Anatomical terminology and the skeleton

2. Upper limb musculature, joint structure, vasculature and innervation

3. Lower limb, musculature, joint structure, vasculature and innervation

4. Axial musculature

5. General anatomy of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis.


  1. Anatomical Terminology
  2. Skeleton - Overview
  3. Bones - Overview
  4. Joints and Muscles - Overview
  5. Shoulder and Arm
  6. Elbow, Forearm
  7. Hand and Wrist
  8. Upper Limb - Nerves & Vessels
  9. Pelvis, pelvic wall and floor
  10. Urinary and reproductive systems
  11. Hip and Thigh
  12. Knee
  13. Leg, Ankle and Foot
  14. Lower Limb - Nerves & Vessels
  15. Vertebral Column and Thoracic Walls
  16. Axial Musculature
  17. Cardiovascular system
  18. Respiratory system
  19. Abdominal wall and digestive system
  20. Neuroanatomy: brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
  21. Head and Neck


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry or Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science programs.

Assessment items

In Term Test: Mid semester test x2

In Term Test: Practical Anatomy Examination

Quiz: Online Quiz

Formal Examination: Final Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

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.

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

includes in term exams


Face to Face On Campus 14 hour(s) per Term Full Term

1hr per week for 12 weeks and a 2hr Callaghan Anatomy lab session for 1 week.

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.