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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

BIO01302 - Human Anatomy

Unit aim

Provides detailed study of the musculoskeletal system in relation to functional anatomy and biomechanical principles for human movement, in the context of health, disease, injury and ageing. Develops the ability to perform musculoskeletal movement analyses from a functional anatomy perspective.

Unit content

This unit will cover:
Functional musculoskeletal anatomy for the upper limb, neck & trunk, lower limb;
Tissue mechanics and mechanical properties of bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon & muscle;
Practical exercises in performing anatomical identification from surface anatomy and for performing musculoskeletal movement analyses involving the upper limb, neck & trunk, lower limb.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a detailed knowledge of muscle actions and synergies in the human musculoskeletal system
2 identify structures using surface anatomy landmarks and features
3 conduct basic musculoskeletal movement and postural analyses
4 demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system in the context of human movement, exercise and injury
5 demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical properties of biological tissues and apply this knowledge to the mechanical properties of bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscle, in the context of exercise, immobilization, ageing and injury.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a detailed knowledge of muscle actions and synergies in the human musculoskeletal system
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. identify structures using surface anatomy landmarks and features
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. conduct basic musculoskeletal movement and postural analyses
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system in the context of human movement, exercise and injury
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical properties of biological tissues and apply this knowledge to the mechanical properties of bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscle, in the context of exercise, immobilization, ageing and injury.
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    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Biel, A, 2014, Trail Guide to the Body. A hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones, and more, 5th edn, Books of Discovery, Boulder, CO, USA. ISBN: 9780982978658.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.