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CRIT5001: Anatomy for Critical Care

Semester 1, 2022 [Distance education/intensive on campus] - Remote

This unit of study covers the requirements of the anatomy syllabi of the primary examinations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. Students will learn anatomy relevant to the professional demands of each discipline, for example the anatomy relevant to venous access, airways and peripheral neural structures. There will be a focus on clinical relevance and application of anatomical knowledge, including imaging where relevant.

Unit details and rules

Unit code CRIT5001
Academic unit Critical Care
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge

This unit of study is only available to medical graduates and available to allied health professionals via special permission

Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Sarah Croker,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Online task In-Semester Block Tests
Online exam, MCQ, SAQ,EMQ,SPOT tests
45% - 45 minutes each
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2
Final exam (Live+ supervised) Type A final exam Final examination
Online exam, MCQ
40% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2
Online task Module quizzes
Online MCQ, extended matching questions
15% Weekly 30 minutes each
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2
Online task Ungraded practice quizzes
Practice quiz
0% Weekly To be added by the unit coordinator
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2
Online task Pre-module ungraded quizzes
0% Weekly To be added by the unit coordinator
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2
Type A final exam = Type A final exam ?

Assessment summary

  • Module quizzes: Each of the 13 modules in this unit of study includes ungraded online pre-topic and practice quizzes, and a graded quiz. Unlike the ungraded pre-test and practice quizzes, graded quizzes are one attempt only and consist of 14 questions.
  • In-Semester Block Tests: Throughout the 13 weeks, students will need to complete 3 x In-Semester Block Tests. These are case-based which will contain short-answer questions (SAQs), multiple-choice questions (MCQs), extended matching questions (EMQs) and SPOT test questions.
  • Final exam: The final exam is a graded, fully invigilated exam conducted via Canvas with the help of an online proctor. The exam will contain multiple-choice questions (MCQs), extended matching questions (EMQs), and SPOT test questions.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Please note, for this unit of study (CRIT5001) the late submission penalty will be 5% of the maximum awardable mark for each calendar day after the due date for 10 calendar days only. This is to ensure that timely feedback is provided to students. If the assessment is submitted more than 10 calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Module 1: Shoulder, axilla Online class (10 hr)  
Week 02 Module 2: Arm, forearm and hand Online class (10 hr)  
Week 03 Module 3: Hip and thigh Online class (10 hr)  
Week 04 Module 4: Leg and foot Online class (10 hr)  
Week 05 Module 5: The neck Online class (10 hr)  
Week 06 Module 6: Head part 1 Online class (10 hr)  
Week 07 Module 7: Head part 2 Online class (10 hr)  
Week 08 Module 8: Nerves and procedural anatomy Online class (10 hr)  
Week 09 Module 9: Back and procedural anatomy Online class (10 hr)  
Week 10 Module 10: Thoracic wall and lungs Online class (10 hr)  
Week 11 Module 11: Mediastinum and heart Online class (10 hr)  
Week 12 Module 12: Anterior abdomen Online class (10 hr)  
Week 13 Module 13: Posterior abdomen, pelvis Online class (10 hr)  

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance: Students must attend the 1 day live webinar workshop which will be announced in Canvas beginning of the semester.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed through the Library eReserve, available on Canvas.

  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy 8th edition 2018 Moore, Keith L; Dalley, Arthur F; Agur, A. M. R (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)
  • McMinn’s Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy 8th edition 2013 Abrahams, Peter H (Mosby)

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. identify structures of the body on photographs, X-rays, models and cadaveric specimen
  • LO2. describe the immediate anatomical relations of these structures, and where appropriate define their vascular, lymphatic and neural relations.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Assessments and workshop days have been changed since this unit was last offered We value your feedback about any aspect of the unit of study and your experience as a student of Sydney Medical School. To help ensure our courses meet your needs and maintain a high standard, we welcome your feedback at any time and we ask you to complete the Mid-Semester Evaluation Survey and the unit of study Evaluation Survey at the end of the semester. You can also rate any component of the unit using our star rating system found at the bottom of many pages as you progress through the unit. Your ratings and comments are anonymous and specifying what you liked and didn’t like about any of the learning materials, assessment items, discussion forums, feedback etc will help us to target our improvement efforts. Please note that your participation in this unit of study permits de-identified information about your learning experience and interaction with learning resources to be used for the purpose of improving the student learning experience.


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