Applied Functional Anatomy
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mr Gearoid Dulchaointigh
Overall aims and purpose
The module will introduce students to anatomy and physiology which includes the structure and function of the human body. Functional anatomy and biomechanics has its own language and terminology; this module will allow the student to enhance and develop knowledge in key areas which are important to physiotherapy practice across a range of injuries and conditions. Teaching within the module will encourage students to develop a deep understanding of the complex nature of the human body and how it relates to clinical practice. Students will be expected to engage with online resources including group discussion boards and a variety of multi-media and digital resources.
The module will include: • Structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and membranes. • Structure and physiology of bone and muscle. • Physiology of blood. • Functional anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system; to include (but not limited to) the structure and function of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and nerves. • Common injuries and pathologies and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system/ • Functional anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory system, to include (but not limited to) the structure and function of the heart, and lungs; including the response to exercise. • Common conditions affecting the cardiorespiratory system • Functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system; to include (but not limited to) the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems. • Injuries and conditions affecting the peripheral and central nervous systems • Principles and practice of physiotherapy techniques relating to the above conditions • Biomechanics and human movement in relation to function, e.g. ambulation, transfers, activities of daily living (sit to stand, reaching, turning 180 degrees). • Surface marking of anatomical structures • Gait analysis • Inflammation and tissue repair • Holistic assessment
60% Very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Good understanding of applied functional anatomy and physiology . This equates to a minimum mark of Grade B- in the Grading Criteria.
70%> Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. Very good understanding of applied anatomy and physiology. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria
50% Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Basic understanding of applied functional anatomy and physiology Students will be required to achieve a minimum of C- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module.
- Synthesise and evaluate common pathologies associated with the three core areas of physiotherapy
- Critically analyse current evidence in relation to the inflammatory process
- Practically demonstrate a critical understanding of the structure and function of human anatomy
- Practically demonstrate a critical understanding of biomechanics and human movement
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Key note lectures including introduction to key resources 9 x 7 hours lectures (7 days)
|Practical classes and workshops||
To demonstrate effective safe handling skills and mandatory training
Tutorials and e-learning, private study
EBL groups some of which supervised by lecturers
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Resource implications for students
Students will be expected to have access to IT, Library and Word in order to function within the modules and complete the programme.
Ainsle,T. (2012) The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy - 2-Volume Set: Assessment and Treatment. Elsevier, Churchill and Livingston
Dandy, D. Edwrards, DJ. (2009) Essential Orthopaedics and Trauma 6th edition Churchill Livingstone.
Drake, R., Wayne-Vogul, A. and Mitchell, W.M. (2019) Gray’s Anatomy for Students 4th ed. Elsevier ISBN 9780323393041 Fuller, G. (2019) Neurological Examination 6th ed. Elsevier ISBN 9780702076275 Haddad, AM. Purtilo, RB. Doherty, RF. (2019) Health Professional and Patient Interaction, 9th Edition. Elsevier. Hough, A. (2017) Hough’s Cardiorespiratory Care 5th ed. Elsevier ISBN 9780702071843 Jull, G., Moore, A., Falla, D., McCarthy, C. and Sterling, M. (2015). Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 4th ed. Elsevier ISBN 9780702051524 Kenyon, K. and Kenyon, J. (2018) The Physiotherapists’s Pocketbook 3rd ed. Elsevier ISBN 9780702055065 Lennon, S., Ramdharry, G. and Verheyden, G. (2018) Neurological Physiotherapy Pocketbook 2nd ed. Elsevier ISBN 9780702055089 Lumley,SP. (2008) The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Examination, 4 edition. Churchill and Livingston, Elsiever.
Marieb E and Hoehn K (2015). Human Anatomy and Physiology. 10th Edition. Pearson International Edition Marrieb EN, Brito S (2014). Anatomy & Physiology Coloring Workbook: A Complete Study Guide Global Edition. (12th Ed). Pearson UK.
Palastanga, N. and Soames, R. (2012). Anatomy and Human Movement. Structure and Function (7th Ed). Churchill Livingstone Elsevier: Edinburgh. Sherwood L (2015) Human physiology: from cells to systems. London: Brooks / Cole. Soames, R. and Palastanga, N. (2018) Anatomy and Human Movement 7th ed. Elsevier ISBN 9780702072260 Tortora, G. Derrickson, BH. (2017) Tortora’s Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. 15th Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. http://www.johnsmith.co.uk/product/9781292214146/anatomy-and-physiology-coloring-workbook-a-complete-study-guide5
Other reading material such as articles and case studies will be provided via links on Blackboard.