2 x 50-minute lectures weekly
1 x 2-hour practical weekly
1 x 12-hour project work per semester
1 1 of MMED2931, MMED2927
2 Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
2a Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a)))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of MMED3918, MMED3919 has been successfully completed
Examination (50%); Project and Seminar (20): Structure Recognition Test (30%).
Topic description
This topic presents a functional approach to structure of the human musculoskeletal system and the control of movement. The syllabus includes anatomy of human bones, joints, ligaments and muscles together with neuroanatomy related to the control of posture and movement.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to provide students with an understanding of the structural and functional anatomy of the human musculoskeletal system and the sensorimotor pathways involved in control of human movement.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system.

  • Describe the main sensorimotor pathways of the nervous system involved in the control of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Apply knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and its neural control to describe normal function.