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BM1041 - Anatomy and Physiology for Physiotherapy 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy IHCAP Program of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours Program only.

This subject will introduce the principles of human body structure and function as relevant for students of physiotherapy. 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 critically apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to a human bioscience discipline;
  • "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.
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Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Alex Trollope
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Assoc. Professor Kate Domett, <Person not found>, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Ernie Jennings, Mrs Daniela Johnson.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 35 hours lectures
  • 18 hours practicals
  • 8 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 8 hours - Self-directed Learning
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (35%); presentations (15%).

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.