ANAT SC 2400 - Anatomy of Lower Limb & Trunk

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

In this course, the anatomical principles and terminology introduced in Biosciences for Human Health B will be applied to the detailed study of the anatomy of the back, lower limb and thorax. The concept of integrated function of multiple body systems will be developed in each region. Teaching will include both online learning and face-to-face teaching sessions including practical classes involving cadaver materials and surface anatomy. Students will work in small groups to identify anatomical structure and function on a living body as you would in a clinical context.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ANAT SC 2400
    Course Anatomy of Lower Limb & Trunk
    Coordinating Unit Medical Sciences
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites HLTH SC 1403
    Corequisites PHYSIOTH 2001
    Restrictions Restricted to B. Physiotherapy (Honours) students only
    Course Description In this course, the anatomical principles and terminology introduced in Biosciences for Human Health B will be applied to the detailed study of the anatomy of the back, lower limb and thorax. The concept of integrated function of multiple body systems will be developed in each region. Teaching will include both online learning and face-to-face teaching sessions including practical classes involving cadaver materials and surface anatomy. Students will work in small groups to identify anatomical structure and function on a living body as you would in a clinical context.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kent Algate

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kent Algate
    Phone: +61 8 8313 6322
    Email: kent.algate@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Room N2 41, Helen Mayo North
    Course Timetable

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

    Timetable information can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Describe normal structure and function of body systems within the vertebral column, and relate this to its role in support and posture.
    2 Describe normal structure and function of body systems within the lower limb, and relate this to its role in support, locomotion and posture.
    3 Describe normal structure and function of body systems in the thoracic region, and relate this to its role in respiration and circulation.
    4 Use appropriate medical terminology, to accurately describe anatomical structures or events and infer their relationship to function.
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 3, 4

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1, 2, 3, 4

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    N/A

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    N/A

    Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.

    N/A

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    N/A

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    N/A
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Computer or tablet to access online material

    Recommended Resources

    Moore’s Clinically Oriented Anatomy, LWW, 8th edition

    Gray’s Atlas of Anatomy, Elsevier, 2nd edition OR Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy, Elsevier 2nd edition

    Manual of structural kinesiology, McGraw Hill Publishing, 21th edition

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    Students complete 3 modules (vertebral column, lower limb & thorax) of varying durations.

     A standard week consists of completion of online content as the preliminary activity prior to an interactive lecture, a 2-hour practical session, typically using prosected cadavers and other anatomical materials and a 2-hour workshop class where the weekly topics are discussed in a ‘question and answer’ format. Students need to complete pre-practical activities prior as a condition of entry to the weekly practical classes to ensure adequate preparation using the on-line content. The following content will be covered in this course:

     Anatomical terminology, directions, planes and sections

    • Vertebral Column Osteology and Musculature
    • Vertebral Column Joints and Ligaments
    • Vertebral Column Radiology
    • Vertebral Column Muscles
    • Thoracic contents and function (cardiovascular anatomy and function)
    • Pelvis Osteology and Musculature
    • Pelvis, Hip Joint and Gluteal Region
    • Thigh Region and Knee Joint
    • Ankle and Foot Joints
    • Tissues of the Foot
    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

    Specific Course Requirements
    Students are required to provide their own laboratory coat when in any cadaver-based teaching laboratory. Students must also wear closed-toe shoes in cadaver-based teaching laboratories. Students have to follow the Code of Conduct related to teaching in the Ray Last Laboratory area. Students are required to have electronic resources such as a lab-top, tablet to participate in online teaching
  • 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 Type of Assessment
    Assessment Weighting
    Hurdle Course Learning Outcomes being Assessed
    Examination Summative

    40%

    No 1, 2, 3, 4
    Continuous Assessment Summative 40% No 1, 2, 3, 4
    Assignment Summative 20% No 1, 2, 3
    Assessment Detail

    Examination (40%):

    Written Theory Component (20%): Students will complete a written examination during the University Examination period in which they will be required to complete questions in varying formats that will assess student knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of the content delivered over the course of the semester.

     

    Practical Component (20%): Held 1-2 days after the Written Theory Component Exam, the laboratory is set up with multiple stations each containing a specimen, image, model or diagram with a corresponding question. At each station, students will need to identify anatomical structures, recognize the basic mechanisms of actions, and determine outcome of abnormality.

     

    Assignment (20%): Students will complete a group assignment in which they will be required to locate a media release (news broadcast, sports event) with video presentation and commentary of a sporting injury. Students are required to submit a 10-minute video critique of the commentary with reproduction of accurate anatomical/biomechanical/physiological terminology to describe tissues and structures affected by the injury to an advanced academic/medical audience.

     

    Continuous Assessment (40%):

    Practical Component (20%): Held every 2-3 weeks, the students will complete a structure recognition test consisting of multiple stations each containing a specimen, image, model or diagram with a corresponding question. At each station, students will need to identify anatomical structures, identify basic mechanisms of actions. Grades will be accumulated across each of the practical assessments.

     

    Online Module Review (20%): Held at the end of each module, the online module review covers both theoretical and practical aspects of the content delivered in each module. Question format includes fill in the blank, multiple choice, matching, and short answer.

    Submission
    Assignments will be submitted and marked online via My Uni.
    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.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

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

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