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SPEX11-113: Functional Anatomy September 2017 [Standard]

General information

The aim of this subject is to examine the musculoskeletal system of the appendicular skeleton as it relates to function and control of the locomotor system. Topics covered include the osteology, blood supply, peripheral nervous innervation and muscular components of the musculoskeletal system and related tissues in healthy humans.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:SPEX11-113
Subject title:Functional Anatomy
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly Tutorial
  • Sports Lab: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Sports Lab
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 48) - Recommended Study Hours


Prescribed resources:
  • Floyd, R. Thompson, C. & Floyd, R. (2017). Manual of Structural Kinesiology. 18th, New York USA.: McGraw Hill.
  • Neumann, D.A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system: Foundations for rehabilitation. [Text] Elsevier.
  • Oatis, C.A. (2009). Kinesiology: The mechanics and pathomechanics of human movement. [Text] Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Delavier, F. (2010). Strength Training Anatomy. [Text] Human Kinetics.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Describe the structure and function of the musculo-skeletal system in relation to human movement
  2. Apply knowledge of musculo-skeletal anatomy as it relates to physical activity across the lifespan
  3. Apply techniques necessary for kinesiological analysis of body mechanics in relation to static and dynamic posture and gait
  4. Evaluate human motion by examining structural differences and their relationships to human performance across a range of activities
  5. Describe human movement using appropriate terminology and concepts
  6. Demonstrate techniques necessary for kinesiological analysis of musculo-skeletal mechanics across a range of static and dynamic activities.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Written Report n/a 20% Week 10 3, 4, 6.
OSCE n/a 20% Week 12 3, 4, 6.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) End Semester Exam 40% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 5.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Mid Semester Exam 20% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 5.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

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Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Week 1 will investigate Qualitative and Quantitative analysis, Standard reference terminology, Osteo- and Arthrokinematics, Musculoskeletal forces and kinetics, Stress, strain, yield, fracture strain, modulus of elasticity and lever systems as they apply to the fundamental principles of functional anatomy.

Week 2 will consider musculoskeletal structure and function including the axial and appendicular skeleton, muscle origin and insertions, Joint/body segment; observed movements; muscles active; contraction mode; joint action tendencies; compensatory movement, functional/structural movement limitation

Bone and Joint Structure, Mechanics and Adaptability / Movement analysis of push and pull movements for the upper limb.• Classification of bones, Micro / Macroscopic and molecular structure of bone and connective tissue, Properties of bone and connective tissue , Stress, strain, yield, fracture strain, tissue response to loading across the lifespan

Neuromuscular basis of human movement/ Movement analysis of anterior and posterior chain movements of the lower limb.

Functional anatomy of the Upper Limb: Shoulder / Movement analysis of anterior and posterior chain movements of the lower limb

Elbow / Wrist / Hand osteology and arthrology, Joint stability / mobility, kinematics and musculature

Hip / Pelvis osteology and arthrology, Joint stability / mobility, kinematics, musculature, tendon and ligamentous structures, Lumbo-Plevic rhythm

Knee osteology and arthrology, Joint stability / mobility, kinematics , musculature, tendon and ligamentous structures, movement about the Knee / screw home mechanism

Ankle / Foot osteology and arthrology, Joint stability / mobility, kinematics, musculature, tendon and ligamentous structures

Spine / Trunk osteology and arthrology, Joint stability / mobility, Regional kinematics of the spine, musculature, tendon and ligamentous structures, posture types / stability / functional positioning of the spine and Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip complex, developmental postures and posture across the lifespan

Functional anatomy, Resistance Training and Sports Specific Movements / Movement analysis of selected Upper and Lower Body Resistance Training Exercises

Approved on: Jul 18, 2017. Edition: 1.1