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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

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.

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
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
  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.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.