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ANAT3908: Musculoskeletal Anatomy (Advanced)

This unit of study aims to provide 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, which for the upper limb includes 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 and the consequences of nerve lesions for limb function. The unit also aims to develop the general skills of observation, description, drawing, writing and discussion as applying to biological structure. The unit builds upon or compliments other macroscopic anatomy units offered by the Department and provides for the development of skills, which could be relevant to a later honours project or higher degree in the field of structural biology.

Code ANAT3908
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
An average mark of 70 or above from 12cp from {[ANAT2008 or ANAT2X10 or PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X06 or PHSI2X07 or PHSI2X08 or MEDS2001 or MEDS2002 or MEDS2003 or MEDS2004 or MEDS2005 or PSYC2X10 or PSYC2X11 or PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or PSYC2015 or BIOL2X21 or BIOL2X22 or BIOL2X24 or BIOL2X30 or BIOL2X31] or [BMED2401 and BMED2402]}
Assumed knowledge:
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 subregions of the limbs and vertebral column
  • LO3. define aspects of the language/terminology as they apply to the limbs and vertebral column; names of structures, positions, movements, locations, side, view, orientation, conventions
  • LO4. describe, identify, discuss, draw, 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, tabulate the topographical (external) relationships of individual structures and of subregions 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; examples of such problems or matters of interest may be historical, functional, applied, biomechanical, evolutionary, embryological etc
  • LO8. write and speak clearly, concisely, 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.