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BIOS1168: Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A

This unit of study introduces the basic concepts in musculoskeletal anatomy prior to a more detailed study of the gross anatomical structure of the upper limb as it relates to functional activities. Students will also study the histological structure of musculoskeletal tissues and surface anatomy of the upper limb. Material will be presented in lectures, practical sessions and online. Students will also be expected to undertake some independent learning activities (e.g. online video tutorials and practice quizzes) to supplement the lectures and practicals. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is compulsory.

Code BIOS1168
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Describe the histological structure of musculoskeletal tissues (osteology, arthrology, myology, generalized connective tissue) as it relates it to gross anatomy and function including growth and injury.
  • LO2. Understand musculoskeletal anatomy terminology, planes and axes of joint motion.
  • LO3. Identify and classify all bones of the shoulder girdle and upper limb, identify and deduce the functions of major bone markings in these regions.
  • LO4. Identify, classify and deduce motion available at the joints of the shoulder girdle and upper limb.
  • LO5. Identify and deduce the mechanical functions of the ligaments of the shoulder girdle and upper limb joints.
  • LO6. Identify and describe the attachments and deduce the actions and functions of the muscles of the shoulder girdle and upper limb.
  • LO7. Identify the components of the Brachial Plexus and peripheral nerves associated with upper limb function.
  • LO8. State the motor and sensory distribution of nerves to the shoulder girdle and upper limb.
  • LO9. Differentiate between peripheral and spinal nerve lesions of the shoulder girdle and upper limb.
  • LO10. Identify and state the supply and drainage of the major blood vessels of the shoulder girdle and upper limb
  • LO11. Relate the gross musculoskeletal anatomy and recent anatomical literature for functional activities involving the shoulder girdle and upper limb.
  • LO12. Interpret cadaveric anatomy in the clinical context of surface anatomy and radiological imaging in the shoulder girdle and upper limb.