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BIOS5090: Clin. Oriented Musculoskeletal Anatomy A

2024 unit information

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 and vertebral column as they relate to functional activities. Material will be presented in lectures, practical and tutorial sessions and online. Students will also be expected to undertake some independent learning activities. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Department of Medical Sciences

Code BIOS5090
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
Assumed knowledge:
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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 to the gross anatomy and function including growth and injury.
  • LO2. Understand musculoskeletal anatomy terminology, planes and axes of joint movement.
  • LO3. Identify and classify bones of the shoulder girdle, upper limb and vertebral column, identify and deduce the functions of the major bone markings in these regions.
  • LO4. Identify, classify and state/ deduce the movements available at the joints of the shoulder girdle, upper limb and vertebral column.
  • LO5. Identify and deduce the mechanical functions of the ligaments of the shoulder girdle, upper limb and vertebral column joints.
  • LO6. Identify and describe the attachments, actions and functions of the muscles of the shoulder girdle, upper limb and vertebral column.
  • LO7. Identify the components of the Brachial Plexus and the 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 to functional activities involving the shoulder girdle, upper limb and vertebral column.
  • LO12. Interpret cadaveric anatomy in the clinical context of surface anatomy and radiological imaging of the shoulder girdle, upper limb and vertebral column.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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