Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Develops student’s anatomical knowledge of the lower limb. Students will also learn functional aspects of lower limb anatomy and will be introduced to biomechanics. Structured learning activities, cooperative and problem-based learning using wet labs and models will facilitate student learning.

Unit content

  • Structure and function of the human nail
  • Musculoskeletal structure and function of the lower limb
  • Neurovascular structure and function of the lower limb
  • Surface anatomy of the lower limb
  • Introduction to human gait and biomechanics

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

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Community/Professional placement 4 hours (1 week)
Lecture online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (9 weeks)
Laboratory session 2 hours (3 weeks)
Exam: viva20%
Exam: closed book30%
Exam: closed book50%

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

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Fee information


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