Course Title: Limb and Trunk Anatomy

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Limb and Trunk Anatomy

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BIOL2274

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2016

BIOL2274

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

BIOL2372

City Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Claudia Diaz

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6525

Course Coordinator Email: claudia.diaz@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.02.42

Course Coordinator Availability: Please make an appointment via email.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed

  • BIOL2273 Principles of Human Biology, or a similar introductory anatomy course


Course Description

This course aims to cover the anatomy of the upper and lower limbs and trunk walls (including the vertebral column) in sufficient detail to allow you to understand the normal function of these structures and provide the basis for diagnosis of problems which may arise following injury or disease. In this course, you will learn detailed gross anatomy of thee upper and lower limbs and trunk walls, including the vertebral column, to provide a basis for normal structure and function and therefore enable you to identify deviations from normal.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning outcomes

This course contributes to the program learning outcomes in the following disciplines:

 

Biomedical Science (BP231)

  • This course contributes to your ability to exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge (PLO 2).

 

Chinese Medicine (BP278), Osteopathy (BP279) and Chiropractic (BP280)

  • In Complementary Medicine this course contributes to your ability to gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnosis, assessment and management plans to carry out effective evidence based treatment (PLO 2).


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the gross anatomy of the upper and lower limbs and trunk walls, including the spinal column and its associated muscles  CLO1
  • Deduce the actions of muscles of the limbs and trunk  CLO2
  • Describe the distribution of nerves to the tissues of the limbs and trunk   CLO3
  • Describe the blood supply to limbs and trunk walls, including anastomotic channels and counter-current cooling systems  CLO4
  • Explain how damage to nerve or blood supply to an area or muscle may affect normal function  CLO5
  • Describe anatomical features and structures so as to communicate with other health care professional  CLO6

 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage with the material contained in this course through:

Lectures

The lectures are intended to support and accompany material accessible in texts. They do not substitute for wider reading but provide an opportunity to focus on specific details in more important areas.

Practical Classes

It is essential in acquiring anatomical knowledge to gain practical experience with specimens. Three-dimensional concepts and relationships are more efficiently acquired and understood when time is taken to examine specimens.

Online Quizzes and Practical Class Tests

A large bank of multiple choice questions have been developed to assist you in reviewing and consolidating anatomical knowledge. These are presented in revision packages and a series of short tests will be completed during the semester to provide continuous assessment and feedback as well as weekly tests in practical classes to challenge your knowledge and test the weekly learning objectives.

Practice learning activities will be provided in a variety of ways, including simulated learning activities.

You will undertake the equivalent of 4 hours per week of lectures (3 online + one flipped lecture), 2 hours of practical classes ad an extra 4-6 hours of independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. All material to be chosen will be digitally available to students. Lecture material will be delivered via Lectopia, discussion board interaction and Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) workshops. Practice learning activities will be provided in a variety of ways, including simulated learning activities.

Text

You will need to acquire a text covering the subject material of the course. There are a number of different texts which will meet these needs, but reference to an adequate text is an essential part of the learning process. For more information, please contact your course coordinator.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment involves the following:

  1. Online tests; Weighting 0%
  • Formative only
  • This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

 

  1. Practical class tests; Weighting 25%
  • This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

 

  1. End of semester practical examination; Weighting 30%
  • This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

 

  1. End of semester theory examination: Weighting 45%
  • This assessment task supports CLOs 1-6

 

Feedback is provided through weekly online quizzes, practical class quizzes, Kahoot in flipped lectures and direct feedback from the lecturer in lectures and practical classes.