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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

  • Histology of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  • Embryological development of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  • Biomechanical principles of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  • Clinical anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  • 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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
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:

Prescribed texts

  • Davis, FA, 2011, Joint Structure and Function, 5th edn, Norkin & Levange.
  • Moore, KL , 2013, Moore Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 7th edn, Lippencott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Snell, RS, 2014, Clinical Anatomy by Regions , Lippencott Williams & Wilkins.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.