Functional Anatomy

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Functional Anatomy

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    LSB131 or LSB255

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit covers the structural and functional requirements of musculo-skeletal system in relation to human motion for a variety of activities. You will build upon prior knowledge of anatomy to evaluate human motion from a variety of situations. Content includes the following: surface anatomy of the trunk and upper and lower limb; morphological and mechanical properties of bone, muscle-tendon units with implications for physical activity; joint structure and function; analyses of movement tasks including walking and running; cinematography and electromyography in functional anatomy of movement task.
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
    1. Describe the structure and function of the musculo-skeletal system in relation to human movement;
    2. Apply knowledge of developmental anatomy as it relates to physical activity across the lifespan;
    3. Apply techniques necessary for kinesiological analysis of body mechanics in relation to static and dynamic posture; and
    4. Evaluate human motion by examining structural differences and their relationship to human performance across a range of activities.

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