Introduces the dimensions of functional anatomy as it pertains to the lower limb and the foot and ankle; provides students with an understanding of anatomical terminology and knowledge of the gross anatomy of the lower limb and foot and ankle components of the musculoskeletal system.
Topic 1: Structural and functional anatomy of the lower limbs
Topic 2: Structural and functional anatomy of the ankle
Topic 3: The foot
Topic 4: Joint structure and mobility
Topic 5: The neurovascular system
Topic 6: Surface anatomy of the foot, ankle and leg
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the functional anatomy of the lower limbs and specifically the foot and ankle||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of how limb motion is related to joint structure and mobility||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of the relevant aspects of surface anatomy, and the anatomical relationships between bones, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves in these body regions||Intellectual rigour|
|4||identify the gross and surface anatomy of the lower limb, foot and ankle||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||describe adaptations to activity and immobilization for injury mechanisms.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
- An electronic version is also available and will be provided in Week 1: Kelikian, AS , 2011, Sarrafian's Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle: Descriptive, Topographic, Functional, 3rd edn, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia. ISBN: 978-0781797504.
Teaching and assessment
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