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BM1061 - Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject will introduce the principles of human body structure and function as relevant for students of sport and exercise science. 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 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;
  • To 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
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Group.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more grade (an aggregate of the on-course assessment tasks and the final examinations); Attend and sign in to at least 80% of the practicals/workshops; Students submit and demonstrate a reasonable attempt on ALL assessment tasks

BM1031 BM1041 BM1051 BM1071 MH1061 MH1062


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coordinator: Dr Alex Trollope
Lecturers: Mrs Melissa Crawford, Assoc. Professor Kate Domett, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Leesa Grier, Miss Kaeli Mee, Mrs Vanessa Harris, Mrs Kylie Carrigan, Ms Kerri Trezona, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 35 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours practicals
  • 8 hours workshops
  • 8 hours - Self-directed Learning
  • 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.