BM1004 - Anatomy: Structure and Movement
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
This subject details the organisation and structure of the musculoskeletal system
with an emphasis on movement including the study of the skeleton, joints, muscles
and their associated nerve and vascular supply. The macroscopic anatomy of the upper
and lower limbs, trunk, and head and neck will be studied using human and other mammalian
species prosections with an emphasis on understanding movement and how it is controlled
and regulated by the central and peripheral nervous system. The microscopic study
of bone, muscle and nervous tissue will also be studied through topics such as bone
growth and repair, muscle contraction and the nerve-muscle interface, as well as the
role of neurons in communication. Comparative case-studies, such as bipedal, quadrupedal
and avian locomotion, will facilitate the understanding of the correlation of anatomical
structure to function. Clinical case-studies, such as nerve lesions, will allow observations
of the impact of altered structure on normal function.
- Explain the function of bones, joints and muscles of the skeletal system;
- Describe the role of the musculoskeletal system in movement of vertebrates on land,
in water and in the air;
- Define the differences between, and the functions of sensory neurons, motor neurons,
and interneurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems;
- Compare and contrast the brains of vertebrates and discuss the significance of evolution
of the cerebral cortex in higher mammals.
- end of semester exam (40%)
- quizzes or tests (30%)
- practical exam (30%).
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Assoc. Professor Kate Domett
||Assoc. Professor Kate Domett, Dr Helma Antony, Dr Prisca Noble.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours lectures
- 39 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest