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BM1031 - Anatomy and Physiology for Occupational Therapy 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy only

This subject will introduce the principles of human body structure and function as relevant for students of occupational therapy. This includes an introduction to cells and tissues, the nervous system and the function and relationshjips 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 communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
BM1041 AND BM1051 AND BM1061 and BM1071


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 39 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 28-May-2012 to 01-Jun-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours practicals - Block practicals and tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.