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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify structures of the human nail and describe their functionKnowledge of a discipline
2identify musculoskeletal structures of the lower limbs and describe their functionKnowledge of a discipline
3identify neurovascular structures of the lower limbs and describe their functionKnowledge of a discipline
4identify surface anatomy structures of the lower limbsKnowledge of a discipline
5identify phases and key features of the human walking gait cycleKnowledge of a discipline
6use basic biomechanical principles to predict muscle and joint actionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
7use anatomical knowledge and problem solving techniques to assess lower limb function and dysfunction in a clinical settingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

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

  1. identify structures of the human nail and describe their function
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify musculoskeletal structures of the lower limbs and describe their function
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. identify neurovascular structures of the lower limbs and describe their function
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify surface anatomy structures of the lower limbs
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. identify phases and key features of the human walking gait cycle
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. use basic biomechanical principles to predict muscle and joint actions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. use anatomical knowledge and problem solving techniques to assess lower limb function and dysfunction in a clinical setting
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

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%
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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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