This module will provide students with a fundamental understanding of human anatomy and how we move our body. Students will learn about the basics of the skeleton, and then focus more heavily on the muscular anatomy and other soft tissues. Students will learn to describe the structure and function of major joints and muscles as well as the basic anatomical and biomechanical principles that allow the human body to move. Students will also learn about the evolutionary origins of human anatomy and how this relates to human behaviour and common injuries and pathologies. This module will cover anatomical structures and movement throughout the body, with a focus on the limbs and trunk. This knowledge will be gained through lectures, core reading of books and peer-reviewed articles, and practical lab and seminar sessions.
Total contact hours 31
Private study hours 119
Total study hours 150
This module is
Compulsory to the following course:
• BSc Human Biology and Behaviour
Optional to the following course:
• BSc Anthropology
It is also available as an elective module
Method of assessment
Lab practical assessment 1 25%
Lab practical exercises 20%
Lab practical assessment 2 25%
Online exam 30%
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On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Identify the major bones, muscles and joints of the human body.
2 Describe the basic movements of the body in relation to anatomy.
3 Understand the basic biomechanical principles and interrelationship between human anatomy structure and function.
4 Understand the basic biology and physiology of human soft tissues.
5 Understand how human anatomy and its evolutionary history relates to behaviour and common pathologies and injuries.
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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