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Introduction to Musculoskeletal Human Anatomy (CHI168)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit is for students interested in learning anatomical language and improving their knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. Students gain a broad understanding of human musculoskeletal anatomy as well as some basic microanatomical (histology) knowledge of skin, muscle, tendon, bone, cartilage and nerves. Students will study the musculoskeletal system through lectures, living anatomy practicals and cadaveric anatomy laboratory sessions. This unit presents an innovative technology-enhanced approach to learning anatomy and basic histology.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Understand the language of anatomy, sufficient to communicate fluently with clients and colleagues, and to comprehend texts and journal articles.
2. Identify the bones of the human body (and their features).
3. Describe the major articulations (joints) of the body.
4. Identify the superficial muscles of the human body and understand their attachments and actions.
5. Understand the basic microanatomical (histological) structure of skin, muscle, tendon, bone, cartilages and nerve.
Timetabled Learning Activities INTERNAL: 1 x 2 hr Online lecture per week; Cadaveric Anatomy Laboratory: 1 x 1 hr per week; Living Anatomy Practical: 1 x 1 hr per week.
EXTERNAL: In addition to the online lectures; Cadaveric Anatomy Laboratory: 3 hr; Living Anatomy Practical 3 hr in each non-teaching break.
Unit Learning Experiences Blended learning strategies are employed during the delivery of this unit including moodle and other online digital tools. The online lectures are intended to support and accompany material covered in the essential textbooks for this unit. They do not substitute for wider reading but provide an opportunity to highlight specific details and for class discussion. Tutorials are held each week for 1 hour and provide an opportunity for further discussion or extra activities. The tutorial times are used to develop the skill sets required to complete the practical examiantions at the end of the teaching period. Tutorials are not recorded on Echo360. Attendance at living anatomy and cadaveric anatomy classes is mandatory. Examining models and cadavers in the laboratory is vitally important in grasping the three-dimensional structure of the human body and the inter-relationship between organs and systems. Photographs of models and cadavers in the laboratory will be used in theory examiantions.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have completed CHI280, CHI282, CHI2821, CHI255 or CHI234 may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Quota This unit is subject to quota. Rationale: To have sufficient numbers for lab/prac bootcamps.
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Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc)+(BClinChiro) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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