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BM1031 - Anatomy and Physiology for Occupational Therapy 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy only

This subject will introduce the principles of human body structure and function as relevant for students of occupational therapy. This includes an introduction to cells and tissues, the nervous system and the function and relationships of bone, muscle, and joints. A detailed study of the gross anatomical structure and functional anatomy of the skull, neck, vertebral column, and upper limb will then be undertaken. An integrated understanding of the human body will be achieved with practical sessions, including the study of human cadaveric material, and functional and clinical case-studies to facilitate the integration of material and the correlation of structure to function.

Learning Outcomes

  • To discuss the relationship between the organisational levels of the human body from the cellular to the organ level;
  • To identify and describe the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems;
  • To identify and describe the structure of the neck, vertebral column and upper limbs;
  • To critically apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to a human bioscience discipline.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) -
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (35%) -
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - .
Prerequisites: 70510E is an allowed parent study package on any LTD Availabilities of this subject
BM1041 AND BM1051 AND BM1061 AND MH1061


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 35 hours lectures
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours practicals
  • 8 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 8 hours - Self-directed Learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates exist for this subject)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 32 hours - Workshops/Practicals/Tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.