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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

Develops student’s anatomical knowledge of the lower limb. Students will also learn functional aspects of lower limb anatomy and will be introduced to biomechanics. Structured learning activities, cooperative and problem-based learning using wet labs and models will facilitate student learning.

Unit content

  • Structure and function of the human nail
  • Musculoskeletal structure and function of the lower limb
  • Neurovascular structure and function of the lower limb
  • Surface anatomy of the lower limb
  • Introduction to human gait and biomechanics

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify structures of the human nail and describe their function Knowledge of a discipline
2 identify musculoskeletal structures of the lower limbs and describe their function Knowledge of a discipline
3 identify neurovascular structures of the lower limbs and describe their function Knowledge of a discipline
4 identify surface anatomy structures of the lower limbs Knowledge of a discipline
5 identify phases and key features of the human walking gait cycle Knowledge of a discipline
6 use basic biomechanical principles to predict muscle and joint actions Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
7 use anatomical knowledge and problem solving techniques to assess lower limb function and dysfunction in a clinical setting Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning

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

  1. identify structures of the human nail and describe their function
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify musculoskeletal structures of the lower limbs and describe their function
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. identify neurovascular structures of the lower limbs and describe their function
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify surface anatomy structures of the lower limbs
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. identify phases and key features of the human walking gait cycle
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. use basic biomechanical principles to predict muscle and joint actions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. use anatomical knowledge and problem solving techniques to assess lower limb function and dysfunction in a clinical setting
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Logan, BM & Hutchings, RT, 2011, McMinn's Color Atlas of Foot and Ankle Anatomy, 4th edn, Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN: 9780323056151.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.