Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy B (BIOS1169)


This unit of study examines the detailed gross anatomical structure and surface anatomy of the lower limb, trunk and head and neck. Included are the anatomical analyses of functional activities which involve the lower limb, back and neck. Students will also look at the anatomical basis of chewing, swallowing and communication. 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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2hr lectures, 2hr tutorial/week


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

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BIOS1144, BIOS1139, BIOS1160

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