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2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019

Unit aim

Provides detailed study of the musculoskeletal system in relation to functional anatomy and biomechanical principles for human movement, in the context of health, disease, injury and ageing. Develops the ability to perform musculoskeletal movement analyses from a functional anatomy perspective.

Unit content

  • Functional musculoskeletal anatomy for the upper limb, neck and trunk, lower limb;
  • Tissue mechanics and mechanical properties of bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon and muscle;
  • Practical exercises in performing anatomical identification from surface anatomy and for performing musculoskeletal movement analyses involving the upper limb, neck and trunk, lower limb.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Biel, A, 2014, Trail Guide to the Body. A hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones, and more, 5th edn, Books of Discovery, Boulder, CO, USA. ISBN: 9780982978658.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Laboratory session 1 hour/week (4 wks)
Lecture online 1 hour/week (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours/week (6 wks)
Laboratory session 3.5 hours (2 wks)
Assessment
Exam: practical30%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: closed book40%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours/week
Laboratory session 2 hours/week
Lecture online 1 hour/week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: practical30%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: closed book40%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour/week (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours/week
Laboratory session 1 hour/week (4 wks)
Laboratory session 3.5 hours (2 wks)
Assessment
Exam: practical30%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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