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MH1062 - The Musculoskeletal System for Sports and Exercise Science

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

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 lower limbs, together with the musculoskeletal anatomy of the thorax, trunk, skeletal muscle, and neuromuscular function. The anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems will also be studied. 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 case studies to facilitate the integration and correlation of the material.

Learning Outcomes

  • To identify and describe the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems;
  • To identify and describe the structure of the lower limb;
  • To critically apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to a human bioscience discipline.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) -
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) -
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - .
BM1011 BM1012 BM1022 BM1031 BM1032 BM1041 BM1042 BM1051 BM1052 BM1061 BM1062 BM1071 BM1072


Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Ernie Jennings
Lecturers: Dr Alex Trollope, Miss Sharron Long, Dr David Simcock, Professor Alan Nimmo.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours practicals
  • 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.