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BIOS4188: Clinically Oriented Anatomy in Exercise

2024 unit information

This unit of study extends student undergraduate knowledge of functional musculoskeletal anatomy by applying functional anatomy principles to the prescription and analysis of exercise. It integrates principles of anatomical analysis of exercise with pathoanatomy, biomechanics, and research findings to address clinical musculoskeletal conditions. This unit will emphasise anatomical and clinical reasoning, and application of research findings in human movement analysis and exercise prescription.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Department of Medical Sciences

Code BIOS4188
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
BIOS1168 and BIOS1169 and PHTY3081 and PHTY4221
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Exemplify a deep and comprehensive understanding of functional musculoskeletal anatomy and its relation to human movement
  • LO2. Apply functional musculoskeletal anatomical principles to identify muscle recruitment patterns during movement and exercise
  • LO3. Apply functional musculoskeletal anatomical principles to evaluate exercises designed to strengthen specific muscle groups, lengthen specific muscle groups and improve muscle coordination and dynamic joint stability
  • LO4. Design functionally specific exercise programs for different clinical groups across the lifespan, considering the importance of those exercises and the risks to safety
  • LO5. Assess the evidence to prescribe exercise (and dose) to target motor control, strengthening, endurance, hypertrophy, power, balance and proprioception.
  • LO6. Respond creatively to challenges encountered during exercise prescription
  • LO7. Communicate clearly and effectively with specialist and lay audiences

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2a 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early A 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2a 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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