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.
Topic 1 – Anatomy and function of the human nail
Topic 2 – Musculoskeletal structure and function of the lower limb
- Plantar foot, rearfoot, midfoot and forefoot
- Ankle and lower leg
- Knee and thigh
Topic 3 – Neurovascular anatomy and function of the lower limb
- Arterial system
- Venous system
- Neurological system
Topic 4 – Surface anatomy of the lower limb
Topic 5 – Introduction to human gait and biomechanics
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||identify structures of the human nail and describe their function||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify musculoskeletal structures of the lower limbs and describe their function||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify neurovascular structures of the lower limbs and describe their function||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify surface anatomy structures of the lower limbs||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||identify phases and key features of the human walking gait cycle||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||use basic biomechanical principles to predict muscle and joint actions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||use anatomical knowledge and problem solving techniques to assess lower limb function and dysfunction in a clinical setting||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- Marieb, EN, Mallat, J & Wilhelm, PB, 2011, Human Anatomy, 6th edn, Benjamin/Cummings, San Francisco.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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