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MH1062 - The Musculoskeletal System for Sports and Exercise Science

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.

Building upon MH1061 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, this subject will provide a more detailed study of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system, with an emphasis on the aspects that are most relevant to Sports and Exercise Science. The subject will comprise a detailed study of the gross anatomical structure and functional anatomy of the upper and lower limbs, together with the musculoskeletal anatomy of the thorax, trunk, skeletal muscle, and neuromuscular function. The emphasis will be on gaining an integrated understanding of the human body through practical sessions, including the study of human cadaveric material, and functional and clinical case studies to facilitate the integration and correlation of the material.

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain a detailed understanding of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system;
  • To gain an understanding of the structure and function of the upper and lower limb, as well as an understanding of the musculoskeletal anatomy of the thorax, trunk, head and neck;
  • To gain an understanding of skeletal muscle physiology, and neuromuscular function;
  • To provide a basis for subsequent advanced and applied studies requiring a knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BM1011 BM1012 BM1022 BM1031 BM1032 BM1041 BM1042 BM1051 BM1052 BM1061 BM1062 BM1071 BM1072

Availabilities

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ernie Jennings
Lecturer: 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.