Course Description

Course Name

Functional Anatomy

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Advanced functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

ANAT 250 builds on the basics of musculoskeletal anatomy to explore a more advanced understanding of the musculoskeletal system, with a focus on lower and upper limbs, and the axial skeleton. This knowledge forms a basis for understanding the biomechanics of normal human movement and examples of movement in sport are used to integrate structure and function of the musculoskeletal system.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of ANAT 250 you will have:
- An understanding of anatomical terminology
- Detailed knowledge of the bones, joints and associated tissues of the human body
-An understanding of muscles of the lower limb, upper limb and axial skeleton, and movements produced by these muscles at each joint
- Knowledge of key neurological and vascular structures in the limbs and axis of the human body
- Demonstrated the ability to integrate the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system as a basis for understanding biomechanics and human movement

Course Structure
Module 1: Introduction to Functional Anatomy
Module 2: Regional Anatomy of the Lower Limb: Structure and Function
Module 3: Regional Anatomy of the Upper Limb: Structure and Function
Module 4: Regional Anatomy of the Axis: Structure and Function

Textbooks
Drake et al. 2014, Gray's Anatomy For Students (3rd Edition) Philadelphia: Elsevier
OR
Drake et al. 2010, Gray's Anatomy For Students (2nd Edition) Philadelphia: Elsevier
OR
Drake et al. 2005 Gray's Anatomy For Students (1st Edition) Philadelphia: Elsevier

*Course content subject to change