Unit description

Integrates the basic biomedical sciences (functional, clinical anatomy, biomechanics, tissue mechanics, histology & embryology) in preparation for the acquisition of clinical patient assessment skills of the lumbo-pelvic and lower limb regions.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to histology

Topic 2: Introduction to embryological development

Topic 3: Basic biomechanics of tissues

Topic 4: Clinical anatomy of the regions

Topic 5: Functional anatomy of the regions

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

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hr (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hr (12 wks)
Laboratory session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Wetlab Practical Skills 125%
Wetlab Practical Skills 225%
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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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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