Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A (BIOS1168)


This unit of study introduces the basic concepts in musculoskeletal anatomy prior to a more detailed study of the gross anatomical structure of the upper limb as it relates to functional activities. Students will also study the histological structure of musculoskeletal tissues and surface anatomy of the upper limb. Material will be presented in lectures, practical sessions and online. Students will also be expected to undertake some independent learning activities. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged.

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Further unit of study information


2hr lectures, 2hr practical:tutorial/week


Mid semester practical exam (30%), end semester practical exam (30%), end semester exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


BIOS1136 or BIOS1159 or BIOS5090

Additional Information

Semester 1 Unit Coordinator is A/Prof Leslie Nicholson, Semester 2 unit coordinator is Dr Bronwen Ackermann

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.