CHIR12008 - Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on the anatomy taught in Human Body Systems 1 and 2, as well as Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy 1. You will further develop your knowledge of anatomy and physiology, which will include studies in gross anatomy, embryology and histology, clinical and living anatomy. You will integrate this, where appropriate, with other basic sciences. The focus for this unit is neuroanatomy and the anatomy of the head and neck region.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1


BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 15%
2. Practical Assessment 35%
3. Online Test 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 24% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have your say.
Tutorials were not engaging as they were delivered online.
Incorporate more student interaction and hands-on practical activities when the tutorials return to on-campus delivery in future iterations.
Action Taken
Tutorials were returned to an on-campus activity following COVID-19. Included hands-on activities utilising anatomical models.
Source: Student feedback.
Students asked for additional learning material, such as revision quizzes.
Weekly revision quizzes are being expanded, along with the addition of further clinical case scenarios.
Action Taken
The weekly revision quizzes were updated and expanded, with more clinical case scenarios included.
Source: Have your say feedback
Differing types of images would help with learning.
The use of an alternate online anatomy-based learning platform will be investigated for use in future unit offerings to provide alternate types of anatomical diagrams and images to enhance student learning.
Action Taken
Source: Student contact
Lectures were broken down into smaller sections to help keep focus.
Lectures will continue to be offered in smaller multiple videos to keep student engagement.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the embryologic processes that underpin anatomy, neuroanatomy and physiology of the human body
  2. Describe the osteology, arthrology, myology, arterial supply, venous and lymphatic drainage and innervation of the head and neck region
  3. Describe the structure, function and integration of components within the central and peripheral nervous system
  4. Identify, where appropriate, using bones, models, images and/or the living subject, the structures forming the nervous system and the head and neck region
  5. Apply your knowledge of anatomy, neuroanatomy and physiology to clinical case studies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Online Test