ANAT SC 2402 - Anatomy of Upper Limb, Head & Neurosciences
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code ANAT SC 2402 Course Anatomy of Upper Limb, Head & Neurosciences Coordinating Unit Medical Sciences Term Semester 2 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 2002 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 and extended in Anatomy of Lower Limb & Trunk will be applied to the detailed study of the anatomy of the upper limb, the head and neck, and to the study of neurosciences. The concept of integrated function of multiple body systems will be developed in each region and relevant medical imaging techniques and clinical assessment skills will be incorporated. The course will be delivered via a blended learning model and will comprise a mix of lectures, on-line activities, practical sessions using prosected cadavers and other anatomical materials and clinical anatomy practical classes covering surface anatomy and clinical applications.
Course Coordinator: Professor Rainer HaberbergerCourse Coordinator: Prof Rainer Haberberger
Phone: +61 8 8313 7390
Location Room 217, Helen Mayo North
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.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Describe and define the normal structure and function of neurovascular structures and muscular as well as connective tissue systems within the upper limb, and relate this to the upper limb function. 2 Describe and discuss the normal structure and function of neurovascular structures and muscular as well as connective tissue systems within the head and neck, and relate this to its role in housing visceral structures, special sense organs and the central nervous system. 3 Describe normal structure and function of the central nervous system, and discuss its role in sensation and movement. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
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.
Computer or tablet to access online material
Moore’s Clinically Oriented Anatomy, LWW, 8th edition
Gray’s Atlas of Anatomy,Elsevier,2ndedition
Manual of structural kinesiology, McGraw Hill Publishing, 21th edition
Online LearningAll notes, resource manuals and papers for lectures, practicals, tutorial sessions and assessment tasks are available on MyUni as well as lists of suitable readings, online quizzes and links to external websites.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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 and assignment-related work is presented. Students need to complete pre-practical activities before 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:
- Bones, Joints, Ligaments and Muscles of the Shoulder
- Elbow, Forearm, Wrist and Hands
- Innervation, Blood Supply and Lymphatics Upper Limb
- The Skull, Neck Muscles and Joints
- Infra- and Suprahyoid Muscles, Pharynx and Larynx
- Facial muscles, Facial nerve, Blood Supply of the Head
- Muscles of Mastication, TMJ, Trigeminal nerve
- Brain, Spinal Cord and Neural Ascending Pathways, Sensory Perception and Pain
- Brain Stem, Visual and Auditory System
- Vestibular Pathways and Balance
- Motor Control Concepts, Programs and Descending Pathways
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Learning Activities Summary
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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.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Hurdle Requirement
(Yes or No)
Learning Outcome 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 DetailExamination (40%):
Written 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 Component Assessment, 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, and determine outcome of abnormality.
Assignment (20%): Students will complete a group assignment in which they will be required to research and describe illnesses and injuries related to upper limb, head and neck. Students are required to submit a 5-10-minute video that demonstrates accurate anatomical/biomechanical/physiological terminology, accurate description of movements and description of anatomical relationships to describe tissues and structures affected by the illness or injury.
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.
SubmissionDetailed information on assessment task submission can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
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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