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MH1061 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry (pre 2015)

Available to any students with an interest in anatomy and physiology, excluding Nursing Science

This subject will provide an overview of body organisation and introduce important concepts and principles of anatomy and physiology as relevant for Sports and Exercise Science 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 anatomical structure and functional anatomy of the upper body 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. 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 will facilitate the integration of material and the correlation of structure to function.

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain a detailed understanding of the principles of the musculoskeletal system including a detailed study of the upper body and thorax;
  • To gain a basic understanding of the structure and function of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems;
  • To provide a basis for subsequent applied studies requiring a knowledge of human anatomy and physiology;
  • To gain an understanding of overall body structure, organisation and function from the sub-cellular to the organ level.
BM1011 BM1012 BM1022 BM1031 BM1032 BM1041 BM1042 BM1051 BM1052 BM1061 BM1062 BM1071 BM1072


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ernie Jennings
Lecturers: Dr David Simcock, Professor Alan Nimmo.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

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.