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Unit description

Integrates the basic biomedical sciences (functional and clinical anatomy, biomechanics, tissue mechanics, histology and embryology) in preparation for the acquisition of clinical patient assessment skills of the trunk, vertebral column and the pelvic girdle.

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.

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
1demonstrate knowledge of advanced clinical anatomy of the trunk, vertebral column and the pelvic girdle regions.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate knowledge of advanced functional anatomy of the trunk, vertebral column and the pelvic girdle regions.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate a basic knowledge of embryological development and microscopic anatomy of the trunk, vertebral column and the pelvic girdle regions.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4describe the general mechanical properties of biological tissues, and the kinematics of human movement of thetrunk, vertebral column and the pelvic girdle regions.Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
5explain the functional relationship of anatomical features and biomechanics of the lumbo-pelvic and lower limb regionsKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of advanced clinical anatomy of the trunk, vertebral column and the pelvic girdle regions.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate knowledge of advanced functional anatomy of the trunk, vertebral column and the pelvic girdle regions.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate a basic knowledge of embryological development and microscopic anatomy of the trunk, vertebral column and the pelvic girdle regions.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. describe the general mechanical properties of biological tissues, and the kinematics of human movement of thetrunk, vertebral column and the pelvic girdle regions.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. explain the functional relationship of anatomical features and biomechanics of the lumbo-pelvic and lower limb regions
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (2 wks)
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hr (12 wks)
Laboratory session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Wetlab Practical Skills 125%
Wetlab Practical Skills 225%
OSCESR
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (2 wks)
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hr (12 wks)
Laboratory session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Wetlab Practical Skills 125%
Wetlab Practical Skills 225%
OSCESR
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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