The development of foundation knowledge and competencies in functional anatomy complements previous anatomy units and provides the cornerstone to manual assessment of musculoskeletal conditions. This unit will provide students with a comprehensive knowledge necessary to identify the structural and functional requirements of the musculoskeletal system in relation to human motion for a variety of activities. The unit will involve a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the limbs and the functional principles underpinning limb movement including an understanding of the performance aspects of muscle, joints and the mechanics of movement. Students involved in various health related disciplines will gain knowledge in manual location and assessment of musculoskeletal structures as they apply to rehabilitation, exercise conditioning and general movement.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
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Pre-requisite: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 AND 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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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).
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.
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|2. Practical Assessment||25%|
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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%).
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Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 35.71% response rate.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
This unit is designed to encompass both theoretical and practical aspects of functional anatomy. The unit lectures will cover the advanced theoretical knowledge related to the subject matter. The practical laboratory/workshop sessions will then build on the theoretical knowledge gained during the lectures and allow students to gain experience in identifying, locating and assessing muscular actions across a range of movement activities. Assessments for this unit will be based on the development of a muscle portfolio and a practical video demonstration of a muscular assessment of movement. Students will also sit an examination of the theoretical knowledge gained about the musculo-skeletal system. The assessment pieces will allow students to gain a comprehensive knowledge necessary to identify the structural and functional requirements of the musculo-skeletal system
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