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BM1052 - Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 2

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

This subject builds on the content introduced in BM1051 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 1. This subject will comprise a detailed study of the central nervous system. Students will study the structure of the human brain and spinal cord and the neural pathways underlying sensory, motor and cognitive functions. Students will be given the opportunity to develop an integrated understanding of the brain 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 the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems;
  • To discuss the embryology of the nervous system and how it relates to adult structure of the spinal cord, cerebrum, diencephalon and brainstem;
  • To identify and describe the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the motor, sensory and autonomic nervous systems;
  • To describe the position of the cranial nerve nuclei and the paths taken by ascending and descending nerve tracts;
  • To critically apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to a human bioscience discipline.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (25%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Complete all assessment task; Participate in at least 80% of the practical classes; Obtain an overall (cumulative) total mark of 50% or more for this subject

BM1032 BM1042 BM1062 MH1061 MH1062


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Kate Domett, Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 31 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours workshops
  • 12 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.