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BM1051 - Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 1

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

This subject will provide an overview of body organisation and introduce important concepts and principles of anatomy and physiology as relevant for speech pathology students. 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 anatomy of the head and neck will be undertaken, with a particular emphasis on those structures relevant to speech pathology. 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

  • Discuss the relationship between the organisational levels of the human body from the cellular to the organ level;
  • Identify and describe the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems;
  • Identify and describe the structure of the head & neck and the vertebral column;
  • Critically apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to a human bioscience discipline.

Subject Assessment

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

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more (an aggregate of the on-course assessment tasks and the final examinations), 50% on each End of Semester Exam.; Attend and sign in to at least 80% of the practical's/workshops; Students submit and demonstrate an attempt on ALL assessment tasks.

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Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Alex Trollope
Lecturers: Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Beena Suvarna, Mrs Daniela Johnson, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 8 hours workshops
  • 18 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.