Rehabilitation Anatomy

Unit code: RBM2100 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
St Albans
RBM1200 - Functional Anatomy of the Limbs or
AHE1101 - Structural Kinesiology and
AHE2202 - Functional Kinesiology
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit will highlight the relevance of functional and clinical anatomy to health and healing will be highlighted through a detailed study of the mechanics and muscles affecting the movement of joints in the body. This information will be presented and highlighted to students through the study of a number of different areas including kinesiology, biomechanics, gait analysis, posture, massage, muscle testing, exercise, stretching, basic soft tissue techniques, and awareness through movement and posture. There will be a particular emphasis on muscle testing and surface anatomy.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the anatomical principles and theory behind spinal and orthopaedic injury and pain;
  2. Perform practical hands-on tests on another class member to assess muscles and joints of the spine, trunk and extremities and interpret the results;
  3. Perform practical hands-on tests on another class member to assess the hip, knee and shoulder joints and interpret results; and
  4. Explain the anatomical principles and theory behind a graduated rehabilitation program to return an individual to pre-injury function.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Written Assignment (1000 words)
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Practical Test (15 minutes)
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 50%
Theory Test (2 hours)

Required reading

As part of a course

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