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BM1061 - Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

This subject will introduce the principles of human body structure and function as relevant for students of sport & 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 upper limb will then be undertaken. Physiological process and anatomical structure will be studied for the cardiovascular and respiratory systems together with the musculoskeletal anatomy of the thorax. 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 gain a detailed understanding of the principles of the musculoskeletal system including a detailed study of the upper limb and thorax;
  • To gain a basic understanding of the structure and function of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems;
  • To provide a basis for subsequent advanced and applied studies requiring a knowledge of applied human anatomy and physiology;
  • To gain an understanding of overall body structure, organisation and function from the subcellular to the organ level.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BM1031 BM1041 BM1051 BM1071

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 39 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

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.