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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Integrates the basic biomedical sciences (functional, clinical anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, tissue mechanics, histology & embryology) in preparation for the acquisition of clinical patient assessment skills of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions

Unit content

Topic 1: Histology of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions

Topic 2: Embryological development of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions

Topic 3: Biomechanical principles of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions

Topic 4: Clinical anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions

Topic 5: Functional anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions.

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 knowledge of advanced clinical anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
2 demonstrate knowledge of advanced functional anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
3 demonstrate a basic knowledge of embryological development and microscopic anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
4 demonstrate knowledge of human kinematics and kinetics and general mechanical properties of biological tissues of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
5 explain the functional relationship of anatomical features and biomechanics of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions.

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of advanced clinical anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate knowledge of advanced functional anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate a basic knowledge of embryological development and microscopic anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate knowledge of human kinematics and kinetics and general mechanical properties of biological tissues of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  5. explain the functional relationship of anatomical features and biomechanics of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions.
    • GA4: