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BM1051 - Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

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 bones, muscles and joints. A detailed study of the gross anatomical structure and function of the thorax will then be undertaken. The anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems together with the musculoskeletal anatomy of the thorax will be studied. Lastly, a detailed study of the topographical anatomy of the head and neck will be carried out as required for students studying speech pathology, with emphasis on the structures involved in speech. An integrated understanding of the human body will be achieved with practical sessions, including the study of human cadaveric material, always emphasizing the importance of correlating 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 head & neck and the vertebral column;
  • To critically apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to a human bioscience discipline.
BM1031 BM1041 BM1061 BM1071 MH1061 MH1062


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Alex Trollope
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Alex Trollope, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - 3 hours lecture/week
  • 13 hours tutorials - 1 hour tutorial/week
  • 26 hours practicals - 2 hours practical/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

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