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ANAT 315 - The Human Musculoskeletal System

 Not offered in 2020-21
 Year 3
 5-6 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course

Dr. Ron Easteal

NOTE: ANAT 100 online + ANAT 380 online are available as equivalent courses for ANAT 315 / ANAT 316


Gross and functional anatomy of the back, body wall, upper and lower limbs, including blood supply and neural controls.

(BIOL 102/3.0 and BIOL 103/3.0) or (BIOL 201/3.0 and BIOL 202/3.0) or PHED 153/3.0 or KNPE 153/3.0 or permission of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.

No more than 3.0 units from ANAT 215/3.0; ANAT 216/3.0.

  1. Can identify and describe the Anatomical Structures of the Back, the Upper and Lower Limbs.
  2. Can understand the physical relationships of each of the Bones, Muscles, Nerves and Vessels in each of the Back, Upper and Lower Limbs.
  3. By knowing the Anatomy, can identify, define and solve problems related to the function of each component, based on the joint actions, the blood supply and particularly the innervation.
  4. Can define, identify and describe the deficits in function when a particular pathway of either (or both) innervation or blood supply is interrupted.

Test 1: 20%

Test 2: 20%

Mid-term Lab Exam: 10%

Final Lab Exam: 20%

Final MCQ Exam: 30%

Lecture: 3 hours/week

Lab: 2 hours/week

Online interactive textbook, via Top Hat:  The Foundation of Human Anatomy.

Lab Atlas: A Collection of Anatomical Images.  R.A. Easteal

Atlas: Any good Anatomy atlas, especially if you are planning a career requiring Anatomy.

Grading Method:

Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 90-100
A 85-89.9
A- 80-84.9
B+ 77-79.9
B 73-76.9
B- 70-72.9
C+ 67-69.9
C 63-66.9
C- 60-62.9
D+ 57-59.9
D 53-56.9
D- 50-52.9
F 0-49.9