UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Exercise and Health; Sport Science major sequences
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit covers the following areas of study: (1) human movement—introduction to the anatomical basis of human movement via a series of lectures concurrently demonstrated by laboratory and field experiences; and (2) musculoskeletal anatomy—the principles of gross functional anatomy with special reference to the locomotor system.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the structure and understand the function of the human skeletal and muscular systems; (2) understand and recall the biomechanical responses of bone, tendon and ligament tissue to loading and immobilisation; (3) locate, name and describe the function of major bones, ligaments and muscles in the human body; and (4) devise safe and appropriate stretching and strengthening exercises for each major muscle group.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) anatomy theory examination (45 per cent); (2) a laboratory examination (45 per cent); and (3) a practical assessment (10 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is available for those students who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Tim Ackland
Unit rules
Incompatibility: SSEH1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry; HMES1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry
Approved quota: 400—students enrolled in the Sport Science major and the Exercise and Health major to be admitted first
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week (average); labs: 3 hours per week (average)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH1101/SEM-1/2017
Note Examining preserved human material is an integral and compulsory part of the practical work in this unit. An anatomy licence must be obtained via the unit coordinator if students are not studying ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human concurrently. In addition, students require a white laboratory coat.

Ackland, T. et al. Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport, 2nd edn: Human Kinetics 2009

Ackland, T. SSEH1101 Gross Anatomy Laboratory Manual

Saladin, K. S. Anatomy and Physiology, 7th edn: McGraw-Hill 2015

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