ANAT SC 2200 - Functional Human Anatomy II

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of gross anatomy and will study in detail the functional anatomy of the human musculoskeletal system. Teaching sessions will include lectures and practicals, the latter using prosected human material. In addition, students will be required to complete a project. The content will include detailed information on the anatomy of the upper and lower limbs, vertebral column, and head/neck with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system as well as relevant parts of the nervous system. In addition, students will study the more advanced functional aspects of joint anatomy.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ANAT SC 2200
    Course Functional Human Anatomy II
    Coordinating Unit Anatomy and Pathology
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge ANAT SC 1102 or equivalent
    Assessment Multiple choice question tests, project, practical exams, theory exam
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Chris Jones

    Course Coordinator: Chris Jones
    Phone: +61 8 8313 4526

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Predict the planes of movement available and/or appropriate at each of the upper and lower limb joints based on the shapes of those joints
    2 Predict the concentric functions of the limb muscles based on the locations of those muscles
    3 Describe the detailed anatomy, including bones, joints muscles and nerves, of the limbs
    4 Describe the coordinated movements of the shoulder girdle bones and the humerus
    5 Describe the importance of eccentric muscle function in the lower limb during gait
    6 Describe the detailed anatomy of the bones of the vertebral column
    7 Using the principles in learning outcomes 2 and 3 predict the movements available in each vertebral column region and the functions of the abdominal muscles
    8 Know basic details of the muscles of facial expression, mastication, and the anatomy and function of the temporomandibular joint
    9 Reduce a complex functional problem to basic principles and explain the mechanism of the problem in lay terms by working in small groups
    10 Appreciate the role of voluntary body donation in the practice of anatomy teaching and learning, and the responsibilities of students in that setting
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-9
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 10
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 10
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-9
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 10
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Students must have access to a laboratory coat for practical classes
    Recommended Resources
    Jenkins ‘Hollinshead’s Functional Anatomy of the Limbs and Back’ (9th edition)
    Online Learning
    All lecture and practical notes are available on MyUni, as are recordings of face to face lectures, and pre-recorded lectures.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lectures are held to explain the basic principles of the topics, and to guide students in their preparation for the practical classes. Practical classes are the basis for this course, and allow for open discussion between students and teaching staff.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    There are two to three one hour lectures per week, and one two hour practical per week. It is expected that students spend several hours preparing for each practical class.
    Learning Activities Summary




    Week 1



    Shoulder and hip anatomy


    Introduction to musculoskeletal anatomy

    Anatomy of the hip joint

    Week 2

    Shoulder and hip anatomy

    Elbow and knee anatomy

    Anatomy of the shoulder joint

    Anatomy of the knee joint

    Week 3

    Elbow and knee anatomy

    Shoulder and hip anatomy

    Wrist and ankle anatomy

    Anatomy of the elbow joint

    Retrieval lecture - shoulder and hip

    Anatomy of the ankle joint

    Week 4

    Wrist and ankle anatomy

    Elbow and knee anatomy


    Anatomy of the wrist joint

    Retrieval lecture - elbow and knee

    Introduction to MCQ tests

    Week 5

    Anatomy of the upper limb

    Wrist and ankle anatomy

    Upper limb 1

    Upper limb 2

    Retrieval lecture - wrist and ankle

    Week 6

    Anatomy of the upper limb


    Upper limb 3

    Retrieval lecture - upper limb 1

    Week 7

    Anatomy of the lower limb

    Anatomy of the upper limb

    Lower limb 1

    Lower limb 2

    Retrieval lecture - upper limb 2


    Week 8

    Anatomy of the lower limb

    Anatomy of the vertebral column


    Lower limb 3

    Retrieval lecture - lower limb 1

    Vertebral column 1

    Week 9

    Anatomy of the vertebral column

    Anatomy of the lower limb

    Vertebral column 2

    Retrieval lecture - lower limb 2

    Week 10

    Anatomy of the vertebral column



    Vertebral column 3

    Midsemester exam review

    Week 11

    Anatomy of the head and neck

    Head and neck 1

    Head and neck 2

    Week 12


    Anatomy of the vertebral column/head and neck

    Revision 1 – upper limb

    Revision 2 – lower limb, vertebral column,

    head and neck

    Retrieval lecture - vertebral column, head and neck

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed
    Multiple choice question tests Summative 3x5% = 15% 1-9
    Midsemester practical exam Summative 15% 1-9
    Project (joint effort) Summative 15% 1-10
    End semester practical exam Summative 20% 1-9
    Theory exam Summative 35% 1-9
    Assessment Detail
    Multiple choice tests
    Three tests are held during the semester after each block of teaching. The weighting of 5% means that these are low-stakes tests, designed to reinforce the standards of the course and to uncover students’ weakness

    Practical exams
    One during the semester and one at the end of semester, students are required to identify structures and answer a further question relating to the functional significance of that structure

    Students are required to read an anatomy related literature review, and then abstract the functionally relevant details into a simple model, explaining the mechanism of a functional problem with that joint, segment etc.

    Theory exam
    A major assessment, where students are required to answer short-answer questions from the classes over the whole semester
    The project component of this course is completed with the submission of a PowerPoint presentation that is submitted four weeks after commencement. Students should be able to construct a meaningful presentation in 10 slides, subject to them being relevant and informative.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    Replacement exams are offered subject to the student applying on medical and/or compassionate grounds according to the University’s policies.

    Academic replacement exams are offered if the student receives a final mark between 45 and 49%.
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