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RAD1031

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michal Schneider-Kolsky

Synopsis

The evolution of the human species. The organisation of the human body at the chemical, cellular and tissue level. The genetic code and inheritance. Anatomical position and regional names, directional terms, planes and sections. Structure and function of the gross anatomical structure of the appendicular skeleton (shoulder and pelvic girdles and upper and lower limbs). Radiographic anatomy of the upper and lower limbs and chest.

Objectives

This unit has four components: principles of human biology, organisation of the human body at the chemical, cellular and tissue level, injury and the response of the body to injury, and the musculoskeletal system comprising the upper and lower limbs. On completion of this unit students should:

  1. have a basic understanding of the biological characteristics which distinguish living forms from non living things, evolutionary principles and the evolution of the human species;
  2. have a basic understanding of human genetics;
  3. have a strong understanding of the principles underpinning the study of disease and the ways in which the body responds to injury;
  4. have a detailed knowledge of the topographical and surface anatomy associated with the appendicular skeleton (excluding the pelvic and shoulder girdles), its structure and functional relationships and associated joints (excluding the hip and shoulder);
  5. have a basic understanding of the associated common disorders affecting the upper and lower limbs together with their radiographic appearances; and
  6. have a detailed knowledge of the radiographic representation of the skeletal and soft tissue elements of the upper and lower limbs.

Assessment

Written examination (3 hours): 60%
Osteology test: 10%
Image recognition examination: 25%
Participation in anatomy practical classes: 5%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Co-requisites

Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging.