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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify structures of the human nail and describe their function
2identify musculoskeletal structures of the lower limbs and describe their function
3identify neurovascular structures of the lower limbs and describe their function
4identify surface anatomy structures of the lower limbs
5identify phases and key features of the human walking gait cycle
6use basic biomechanical principles to predict muscle and joint actions
7use anatomical knowledge and problem solving techniques to assess lower limb function and dysfunction in a clinical setting

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify structures of the human nail and describe their function
  2. identify musculoskeletal structures of the lower limbs and describe their function
  3. identify neurovascular structures of the lower limbs and describe their function
  4. identify surface anatomy structures of the lower limbs
  5. identify phases and key features of the human walking gait cycle
  6. use basic biomechanical principles to predict muscle and joint actions
  7. use anatomical knowledge and problem solving techniques to assess lower limb function and dysfunction in a clinical setting

Prescribed texts

  • Logan, BM & Hutchings, RT, 2011, McMinn's Color Atlas of Foot and Ankle Anatomy, 4th edn, Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN: 9780323056151.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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)
Assessment
Exam: viva20%
Exam: closed book30%
Exam: closed book50%
ReportSR
Notice

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Fee information

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