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BM1042 - Anatomy and Physiology for Physiotherapy 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical and Vet Sciences

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

This subject builds on the principles introduced in BM1041 Anatomy and Physiology for Physiotherapy 1. This subject will comprise a detailed study of the gross anatomy of the lower limb. Physiological processes and anatomical structure will be studied for the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, reproductive systems and endocrinology as relevant to physiotherapy. The emphasis will be on gaining an integrated understanding of the human body through practical sessions, including the study of human cadaveric material, and functional and clinical case-studies to facilitate the integration of material and the correlation to practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • to identify and describe in detail the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems;
  • to identify and describe in detail the musculoskeletal related structures and functions of the lower limb;
  • to critically apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to physiotherapy practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (35%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Group.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more and achieve 50% or more on each assessment item. Attend and sign in to at least 80% of the practical's and workshops.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Danica Vojisavljevic
Lecturers: Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Leesa Grier, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 14 hours lectures
  • 12 hours workshops
  • 14 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.