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BM1004 - Anatomy: Structure and Movement

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject details the organisation, structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on the role of the nervous and endocrine systems on control, regulation and movement. Anatomy and physiology, including of bones, joints and muscles, will be studied to understand movement and how it is controlled and regulated by the central and peripheral nervous systems. Topics will include bone growth and repair, muscle contraction and the nerve-muscle interface, as well as the role of neurons in communication. The endocrine system will be studied with a focus on its role in growth and reproduction.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the structure and function of bones, joints and muscles of the musculoskeletal system;
  • describe and identify the major structures and functions of the nervous system;
  • describe and identify the major structures and functions of the endocrine system;
  • describe how the nervous and endocrine systems coordinate and work together to bring about homeostasis.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (30%)
  • Practical Exam - (30%).
AT1210 AT2110


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Kate Domett
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Mrs Melissa Crawford, Assoc. Professor Kate Domett, Mrs Vanessa Harris, Mrs Kylie Carrigan, <Person not found>, Ms Kerri Trezona, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 39 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: 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.