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Gold Coast Session 2 N/A

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

BIO01302 - Human Anatomy

Unit aim

Introduces the dimensions of functional anatomy as it pertains to the lower limb and the foot and ankle; provides students with an understanding of anatomical terminology and knowledge of the gross anatomy of the lower limb and foot and ankle components of the musculoskeletal system.

Unit content

Topic 1: Structural and functional anatomy of the lower limbs
Topic 2: Structural and functional anatomy of the ankle
Topic 3: The foot
Topic 4: Joint structure and mobility
Topic 5: The neurovascular system
Topic 6: Surface anatomy of the foot, ankle and leg

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 describe the functional anatomy of the lower limbs and specifically the foot and ankle
2 demonstrate an understanding of how limb motion is related to joint structure and mobility
3 demonstrate an understanding of the relevant aspects of surface anatomy, and the anatomical relationships between bones, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves in these body regions
4 identify the gross and surface anatomy of the lower limb, foot and ankle
5 describe adaptations to activity and immobilization for injury mechanisms.

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

  1. describe the functional anatomy of the lower limbs and specifically the foot and ankle
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of how limb motion is related to joint structure and mobility
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the relevant aspects of surface anatomy, and the anatomical relationships between bones, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves in these body regions
    • GA1:
  4. identify the gross and surface anatomy of the lower limb, foot and ankle
    • GA4:
  5. describe adaptations to activity and immobilization for injury mechanisms.
    • GA1:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • An electronic version is also available and will be provided in Week 1: Kelikian, AS , 2011, Sarrafian's Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle: Descriptive, Topographic, Functional, 3rd edn, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia. ISBN: 978-0781797504.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.