Musculoskeletal Anatomy (ANAT3008)


The unit provides an opportunity for students to study the topographical and systems anatomy of the upper limb, lower limb and the back regions. Emphasis is placed upon the identification and description of structures and the correlation of structure with function. This includes for the upper limb, its role in manipulation, for the lower limb standing and walking and for the back flexible support and protection. Emphasis is also given to the innervation of the limbs. The unit also aims to develop the general skills of observation, description, drawing, writing and discussion as applying to biological structure.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Two 1-hour lectures, two 2-hour tutorials per week


One 90 minute paper (70%), one 60 minute paper (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


(ANAT2009) or (BMED2402 and BMED2403 and BMED2405 and BMED2406)


ANAT3005 or ANAT3908

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.