This unit of student covers the musculo-skeletal anatomy of the human body with particular emphasis on human evolution and comparisons with apes and fossil hominids. The topics covered include the versatility of the human hand, in manipulation and locomotion, bipedalism, climbing and brachiation in apes, and the change in pelvic anatomy associated with bipedalism and obstetric consequences.
Two 1-hour lectures
Two quizzes (10%), theory exam (60%), practical exam (30%).
Kapit, W and Elson, LM 2014 The Anatomy Coloring Book. Addison-Wesley. 4th edition
6 credit points from BIOL1XXX OR MEDS1X01 OR PSYC1XXX OR ARCA1XXX