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Unit description

Integrates the basic biomedical sciences (functional, clinical anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, tissue mechanics, histology & embryology) in preparation for the acquisition of clinical patient assessment skills of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions

Unit content

  • Histology of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  • Embryological development of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  • Biomechanical principles of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  • Clinical anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  • Functional anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate knowledge of advanced clinical anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
2demonstrate knowledge of advanced functional anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
3demonstrate a basic knowledge of embryological development and microscopic anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
4demonstrate knowledge of human kinematics and kinetics and general mechanical properties of biological tissues of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
5explain the functional relationship of anatomical features and biomechanics of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions.

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of advanced clinical anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  2. demonstrate knowledge of advanced functional anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  3. demonstrate a basic knowledge of embryological development and microscopic anatomy of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  4. demonstrate knowledge of human kinematics and kinetics and general mechanical properties of biological tissues of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions
  5. explain the functional relationship of anatomical features and biomechanics of the cranium, thoracic, cervical and upper limb regions.

Prescribed texts

  • Davis, FA, 2011, Joint Structure and Function, 5th edn, Norkin & Levange.
  • Moore, KL , 2013, Moore Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 7th edn, Lippencott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Snell, RS, 2014, Clinical Anatomy by Regions , Lippencott Williams & Wilkins.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching 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 120%
Wetlab Practical Skills 220%
OSCESR
Exam: take home60%

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 120%
Wetlab Practical Skills 220%
OSCESR
Exam: take home60%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

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