Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Human Biology, Molecular Biology
Taught In English
Prerequisite: 1016MSC Anatomy & Physiology Systems I or 1006PES Anatomical Science I
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionMusculoskeletal Anatomy course has been designed to consolidate knowledge of structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. A thorough understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy is imperative to the practice of physiotherapists and other health professionals. Students will build on theoretical knowledge and practical skills obtained in prerequisite courses through a series of lectures, specialised laboratory sessions and movement analysis activities.Course IntroductionA comprehensive understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy is fundamental to many careers in the healthsciences. Musculoskeletal Anatomy has been designed to build upon the basic knowledge of anatomicalstructure and function addressed in Foundation Year to develop a comprehensive understanding of themusculoskeletal system. Students of 2010AHS will consolidate and improve content knowledge, developskills in application, and begin to translate gross cadaveric anatomy to surface anatomy identificationthrough a series of lectures, laboratory sessions and body painting activities.Course AimsMusculoskeletal Anatomy is designed to address several core elements of the Australian PhysiotherapyCompetency Standards for the Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters of Physiotherapy programs and also certain ESSA requirements for EP accreditation. Exercise Science students aiming for careers in exercise physiology, exercise prescription, training and/or education similarly will obtain anatomical knowledge and skills to apply in the health and physical activity workplace.Learning OutcomesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:1 identify all elements of the musculoskeletal skeletal system covered in the course including: 1. bones, ligaments, cartilage, and joints 2. skeletal muscles (including attachments, blood supplies and innervations) 3. major veins, arteries, lymphatics and nerves, including plexuses2 identify left/right orientation of all disarticulated skeletal elements3 identify anatomical structures from a surface perspective and from imaging, including x-ray, MRI, and CT4 demonstrate the anatomical position, and utilise relationship and kinetic terminology5 determine muscle actions including isometric, isokinetic, concentric, and eccentric, as well as designate muscle functions including agonist, antagonist, fixator, and synergist6 recognise micro and macro anatomy and related biomechanical properties of connective tissue (bone, cartilage, fascia, ligament, tendon, and muscle)7 apply your anatomical knowledge to describe movements in terms of joint action, muscle activity, and innervation8 apply your anatomical knowledge to clinical diagnosis
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Surface anatomy viva
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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.