Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology
Taught In English
LQB183 or LSB131 or LSB255 or LSB182First level/introductory systematic anatomy of all organ systems, with a focus on macroscopic anatomy is assumed knowledge
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSynopsis:The ability to image the human body allows a non-invasive investigation to determine health status and diagnose pathologies in patients. This unit will introduce you to a number of key image modalities including plain and contrast radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. You will be given the opportunity to develop analytical skills to identify typical anatomical patterns and appreciate human variability through medical imaging technologies. An understanding of the rationale for each technology will be developed. These skills are highly relevant to future career paths in Medicine, Allied Health fields and biomedical research.Learning OutcomesOn completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Approaches to Teaching and LearningYou will be exposed to a variety of learning situations including lectures, workshops and practical sessions. The lectures will be provided as online self-directed learning packages. It is essential that you recognise anatomy as a language, that is, a means to communicate; with this in mind the learning environment will focus on the acquisition and application of anatomical terminology, through an exploration of the organisation of the human head, back, thorax, abdomen and select regions of the upper and lower limbs. The practical sessions will be presented using models, human cadaveric prosections, human skeletal material, radiographs, CT, MRI and a series of anatomical illustrations. You will also have the opportunity to complete learning modules using the Anatomage table technology to advance and challenge your understanding of the weekly concepts. Self-directed learning will be encouraged by giving you access to on-line resources including multiple-choice questions and revision modules of material covered in 1st year to aid student preparation for the more advanced content covered in this unit.Workshops and practicals will be organised into a workshop format using Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) approaches. This format will build understanding of content and provide opportunities to practise and develop analysis and problem solving skills through an environment that promotes the use of oral communication and teamwork. Tasks completed in these workshops will be collated in a portfolio for submission at the end of semester and participation will be self-assessed and peer-assessed.AssessmentAssessment name: Examination (written)Description: Multiple-choice, short answer and essay format.Relates to objectives: 1, 2 and 3.Weight: 30Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: End of SemesterAssessment name: Examination (practical)Description: Short answer identification and analysis questions.Relates to objectives: 1 and 2.Weight: 30Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: End of SemesterAssessment name: Collaborative learningDescription: You will be required to reflect on your professional skill development and your contribution to learning throughout the semester through peer and self-assessment of teamwork. Your learning team will be assessed on its practical interpretation skills and anatomical communication in the laboratory.Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 3 and 4.Weight: 40Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: Group with Individual ComponentDue date: Progressive
- Describe the anatomy of the organs and structures that are localised within the head, thorax, abdomen and select regions of the upper and lower limbs; and identify these structures using cadaveric prosections, anatomical models, photographs of axial (cross) sections and illustrations;
- Describe the radiographic appearance in plain/contrast radiography and computed tomography, and signal intensity in magnetic resonance imaging; and identify the major structures of the head, thorax, abdomen and select regions of the upper and lower limbs in these imaging modalities in a variety of anatomical planes;
- Demonstrate an ability to critically apply anatomical terminology to communicate using oral and written mediums appropriate for anatomical sciences;
- Provide evidence of effective teamwork and self-management through self-assessment and peer-assessment.
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