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ANAT3008: Musculoskeletal Anatomy

The unit provides an opportunity for students to study the topographical and systems anatomy of the upper limb, lower limb and the back regions. Emphasis is placed upon the identification and description of structures and the correlation of structure with function. This includes for the upper limb, its role in manipulation, for the lower limb standing and walking and for the back flexible support and protection. Emphasis is also given to the innervation of the limbs. The unit also aims to develop the general skills of observation, description, drawing, writing and discussion as applying to biological structure.

Code ANAT3008
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12cp from [ANAT2008 or ANAT2009 or (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) or (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) or (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906) or (PHSI2007 or PHSI2907 or MEDS2001) or (PHSI2008 or PHSI2908) or MEDS2002 or MEDS2003 or MEDS2004 or MEDS2005 or (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910) or (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) or PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or PSYC2015 or (BIOL2021 or BIOL2921) or (BIOL2022 or BIOL2922) or (BIOL2024 or BIOL2924) or (BIOL2030 or BIOL2930) or (BIOL2031 or BIOL2931)] or (BMED2401 and BMED2402)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ANAT3908
Assumed knowledge:
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Human biology; (BIOL1008 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998 or MEDS1X01) or (BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. classify the bones, joints, muscles, and supply structures of the limbs and vertebral column
  • LO2. define the regions and sub-regions of the limbs and vertebral column
  • LO3. define aspects of the language/terminology as they apply to the limbs and vertebral column
  • LO4. describe, identify, discuss, draw, and tabulate the individual bones, joints, muscles, and supply structures of the limbs and vertebral column, including their internal topography where relevant
  • LO5. describe, identify, discuss, draw, and tabulate the topographical (external) relationships of individual structures, and of sub-regions and regions of the limbs and vertebral column
  • LO6. discuss the function of the macroscopic structures within the limbs and vertebral column
  • LO7. use the knowledge of the limb and vertebral column structures in discussion to show how various problems may be stated, understood, or solved
  • LO8. write and speak clearly, concisely, and grammatically in the language of the subject.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.