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Clinically Oriented Anatomy in Exercise - BIOS4188

Year - 2020

This unit of study will integrate functional musculoskeletal and pathoanatomical knowledge with biomechanical analysis and principles of exercise prescription to address musculoskeletal clinical scenarios. Relevant current research and advanced knowledge of functional musculoskeletal anatomical concepts will be used to justify targeted prescription of preventative, rehabilitative and performance-enhancing exercise across the lifespan. Major emphasis will be placed on developing critical analysis of research and current practice in exercise prescription, on maximizing patient compliance with exercise programs and considering the specific needs of varying populations (eg. Athletes, performing artists, occupational and injured individuals). Students will hone their skills in designing and progressing a range of whole body and regional exercises aimed to address patient impairments and goals. This unit will include both laboratory sessions with human cadavers to extend undergraduate functional anatomy, and surface anatomy palpation classes to consolidate identification of anatomical structures learned in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

4x1hr lecture/week, 2x2hr practical/week over 6 weeks

45min online MCQ and short-answer test (20%); 45 min online short-answer test (20%); 2 hr written exam (60%)


BIOS1168 and BIOS1169 and PHTY3081 and PHTY4221






Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early A

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Biomedical Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 21 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Leslie Nicholson, Dr Cliffton Chan
HECS Band: 3
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