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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

Further develops the concepts of Functional Anatomy of the Lower Limbs and Foot and Ankle. Students will learn 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: Anatomy of the human nail

Topic 2: The foot

  • The forefoot
  • The midfoot
  • The rearfoot

Topic 3:The ankle

  • Soft tissue landmarks
  • Structure and function of the ankle

Topic 4: The lower leg

  • Musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Vascular systems
  • Neurological systems
  • Angiosomes, angiotomes and venosomes

Topic 5:  Abnormal anatomy

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 structural and functional anatomy of the foot
2 describe the structural and functional anatomy of the ankle
3 demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical relationships between the musculoskeletal and neurovascular systems of the lower limb and foot and ankle
4 identify surface anatomy landmarks
5 reflect on acquired knowledge and use problem solving techniques to assess abnormal foot and ankle anatomy

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

  1. describe the structural and functional anatomy of the foot
    • GA4:
  2. describe the structural and functional anatomy of the ankle
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical relationships between the musculoskeletal and neurovascular systems of the lower limb and foot and ankle
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. identify surface anatomy landmarks
    • GA4:
  5. reflect on acquired knowledge and use problem solving techniques to assess abnormal foot and ankle anatomy
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • 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.
  • Marieb, EN, Mallat, J & Wilhelm, PB, 2011, Human Anatomy, 6th edn, Benjamin/ Cummings, San Francisco.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.