|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||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.
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Kate Domett|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Kate Domett, Dr Helma Antony, Dr Prisca Noble.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (30%); practical exam (30%).|
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Note: 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 official information.