Focuses on the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Emphasizes bone formation and landmark, ligaments, muscle origin, action, and innervation. Includes basic sensory and motor control. Prepares the student for principals of kinesiology and biomechanics. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The ability to examine the musculoskeletal anatomy and identify specific components of the system is the foundation for understanding both normal and abnormal movement, ie., the study of kinesiology. Kinesiological analysis is the basis of physical therapy practice. Thus, Musculoskeletal Structure and Function is integral to future study of and applications which affect human movement performance.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Musculoskeletal Structure and Function builds upon knowledge acquired in BIO 141-142 - "Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II". The student must be able to demonstrate comprehension of nomenclature which describes basic terms of position and body regions. The student must be able to work in a laboratory setting manipulating models, and participating with the other student(s) to locate and palpate anatomy landmarks on each other. The student must be able to discriminate right from left.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: