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BIOS1169: Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy B (2013 - Semester 1)

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Unit: BIOS1169: Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy B (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Junior
Faculty/School: Biomedical Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Willis, Catherine
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Cumberland
Pre-Requisites: BIOS1136 Functional Anatomy A or BIOS1168 Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A or BIOS1159 Functional Anatomy A - Exercise Science
Prohibitions: BIOS5093. BIOS1139 Functional Anatomy B , BIOS1144 Functional Anatomy B (Physiotherapy), BIOS1160 Functional Anatomy B - Exercise Science
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study examines the detailed gross anatomical structure and surface anatomy of the lower limb, trunk and head and neck. Included are the anatomical analyses of functional activities which involve the lower limb, back and neck. Students will also look at the anatomical basis of chewing, swallowing and communication. Material will be presented in lectures, practical sessions and online. Students will also be expected to undertake some independent learning activities. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Ackermann, Bronwen
Mr Reed, Darren
Dr Hegedus, Elizabeth
Dr Ritchie, Helen
A/Prof Nicholson, Leslie
Ms Douglas-Morris, Jan
Timetable: BIOS1169 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 3.00
2 Anatomy Lab 2.00
T&L Activities: 3hr lecture, 2 hr practical/week
Assessment Description: mid semester practical exam (30%) end semester practical exam (30%) end semester exam (40%)


Types of assessment

There are 3 assessments in BIOS1169: 2 identification (ID) or practical exams: one in Week 8 and the other in Week 15 or 16 plus 1 theory paper in Week 15 or 16.

Explanation of assessment

The ID exams comprise 50 minutes of exam time plus 20-25 minutes of administration time. Your mark for each ID exam will be out of 30%.

The theory paper will be of 2 hours duration plus 10 minutes of reading time. Your mark for the theory exam will be out of 40%.

In 2012, the ID exams will examine all content covered in Module 1 in Weeks 1-7 or Module 2 in Weeks 7-13 (Week 15 or 16 exam). Both ID exams will test your identification ability as well as some basic theory.

The end-semester theory exam will examine all content covered in Modules 1 & 2 ie. the whole semester`s content. It will include questions testing the more difficult functional concepts relating to musculoskeletal anatomy.

All 3 FMB exams are in the multiple-choice format.
Assessment Feedback: Feedback on Mid-Semester exam (MSE) results

You will receive a mark out of 30% for your MSE approximately eleven (11) working days after your examination.

Note that the focus of the MSE is on examining a student`s ability to identify structures and on his/her understanding of more basic information about these structures. The MSE does not test the more difficult (functionally-related) content (which is tested in the theory exam in Week 15 or 16).

For this reason, students who score less than 18 out of 30 for the MSE (= less than 60/100% for the exam) will be considered to be at increased risk of failing BIOS1169. Such students should consult their tutor for additional guidance and should also closely follow any recommendations on online discussion boards for improving FMB results. Students who achieved less than 57% in BIOS1168 FMA, coupled with less than 18 out of 30 for the MSE in FMB, are strongly advised to consult with the Unit of Study Coordinator. Some FMB students may receive an email request to consult with the Unit Coordinator following release of the MSE exam results.

Assessment policy and procedures

Academic honesty

Deliberate breaches of academic honesty constitute academic misconduct. These breaches include:
─ Plagiarism
─ Fabrication of data
─ Recycling previously submitted material
─ Engaging someone else to complete an assessment on one’s behalf
─ Misconduct during supervised assessments

The penalties for academic misconduct may include:
─ A mark of zero on the assessment
─ A fail grade in the Unit of Study
─ Additional assessment (including an unseen exam)
─ Reference of the matter to the University Registrar

Issues concerning breaches of academic honesty may be dealt with either through the process of determining academic results in a Unit of Study, or, in the most serious cases, by invocation of misconduct procedures. Students should consult the active link ‘Assessment Policies’ towards the end of the window ‘Information for Students’ at:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
  • Anatomy and Human Movement
  • Color Atlas of Anatomy
  • McMinn`s Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) 2010, 2011, 2013
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Honours 2012
Bachelor of Health Sciences with a Movement Science second major 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Unit has not been assigned any attributes yet.

These goals are selected from University Generic Graduate Attributes which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See University Generic Graduate Attributes for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.