This unit includes the identification of the major structures of the skeletal, muscular, joints, nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and the examination of their respective functions; developing the student's ability to link function to structure. In addition, kinesiological concepts that assist in the determination of joint actions of muscles are covered. The unit will be studied with a regional anatomy orientation.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
AHE1101

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Locate and articulate (on plastic models and diagrams or images) the major structures of the skeletal, muscular, joint, nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular systems;  
  2. Explain the functions of the major structures of the skeletal, muscular, joint, nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular systems;  
  3. Analyse the links between body/anatomical structure and function; and  
  4. Adapt kinesiological concepts to explain muscle actions based on position and orientation of muscle.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Short online tests on skeletal system, muscles, joints, nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems - 3 progressive assessments 15%
Assignment Solo presentation and summary report on a specific joint and injury or condition affecting that joint - 3 progressive assessments 55%
Exercise Final practical exercise to identify structures and explain functions of the various systems of the body 30%

Required reading

Human anatomy, 8th edn,
Marieb et al 2017,
Pearson Benjamin Cummings.

Where to next?

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