Functional Anatomy

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Functional Anatomy

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Human Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    HUBS 191 or PHSE 191

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Advanced functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

    ANAT 250 builds on the basics of musculoskeletal anatomy to explore a more advanced understanding of the musculoskeletal system, with a focus on lower and upper limbs, and the axial skeleton. This knowledge forms a basis for understanding the biomechanics of normal human movement and examples of movement in sport are used to integrate structure and function of the musculoskeletal system.

    Learning Outcomes:
    By the end of ANAT 250 you will have:
    - An understanding of anatomical terminology
    - Detailed knowledge of the bones, joints and associated tissues of the human body
    -An understanding of muscles of the lower limb, upper limb and axial skeleton, and movements produced by these muscles at each joint
    - Knowledge of key neurological and vascular structures in the limbs and axis of the human body
    - Demonstrated the ability to integrate the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system as a basis for understanding biomechanics and human movement

    Course Structure
    Module 1: Introduction to Functional Anatomy
    Module 2: Regional Anatomy of the Lower Limb: Structure and Function
    Module 3: Regional Anatomy of the Upper Limb: Structure and Function
    Module 4: Regional Anatomy of the Axis: Structure and Function

    Drake et al. 2014, Gray's Anatomy For Students (3rd Edition) Philadelphia: Elsevier
    Drake et al. 2010, Gray's Anatomy For Students (2nd Edition) Philadelphia: Elsevier
    Drake et al. 2005 Gray's Anatomy For Students (1st Edition) Philadelphia: Elsevier

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