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SES8008 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


This course focuses on advanced anatomy and physiology and addresses the detailed and increment detail of the relationships that exists between anatomy, functional anatomy and physiology. Students completing this course will review and further develop their understanding of the functional significance of the anatomical structures of the human body and then relate this to the exercise context. Because of its particular relevance to sport and exercise, a thorough outline of the neuro-musculoskeletal system, as it relates to physical activity across the lifespan and with special populations (including those with disabilities), will be presented. A range of sport and movement activities will be reviewed by students because this knowledge is particularly important to professionals in health, fitness and sports areas when they are involved in assessing movement and designing exercise programs for individuals and groups.

This course addresses advanced anatomy and functional anatomy principles and provides a review of all human physiological systems relevant to exercise. The course develops knowledge necessary to identify the structural and functional requirements of the neuro-musculoskeletal system in relation to human motion during a variety of physical activities. A thorough investigation of a range of issues related to exercise and the use of the musculoskeletal system across the lifespan and with various populations will be undertaken. Observation and analysis of various practical activities will be undertaken to increase knowledge and skills with regards to movement activities and reporting on relevant aspects relevant to exercise prescription. Relevant research methods and current research information on functional anatomy will be outlined.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students. To pass this course, students must attend at least 5 of the 6 residential school sessions or fortnightly laboratory classes. Student non-compliance with the attendance requirement will mean the student cannot pass the course.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2023 External
Date printed 4 October 2023