Functional Anatomy of the Limbs

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Functional Anatomy of the Limbs

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Health Science, Human Biology, Physiology, Pre-Medicine

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ANAT2111 or ANAT1521 or a minimum of a credit in ANAT2511 or ANAT1551.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This course follows on from ANAT2111 and ANAT2511 and complements the other level III anatomy courses (ANAT3121, ANAT3131 and ANAT3411). The course aims to provide a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the limbs and the functional principles underpinning limb movement including an understanding of the functional aspects of muscle, joints and the mechanics of movement. Lectures focus on the musculoskeletal anatomy of joints and joint movement of the limbs. This is correlated to movement as it is related to exercise conditioning, clinical case applications and surface anatomy. Laboratory classes involve the study of prosected and plastinated specimens, models, X-rays and surface anatomy. Tutorials focus on the anatomy of the limbs using the applications of clinical cases and muscle conditioning exercises - these use online learning tools.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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