Applied Health Physical Therapy 800

AHPT 800: Human Anatomy

Prerequisite: Admission to the doctor of physical therapy program or permission of the Department

Credit Hours: (7)

AHPT 800 anatomy integrates foundational concepts of vertebrate embryology, human development, and connective tissue histology. The course progresses to an in-depth regional study of the human body emphasizing musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cardiopulmonary systems combined with methodical exploration of gross surface anatomy.

Detailed Description of Course

Content will include but not limited to: Intro to 1) axial skeleton, classification of joints of the vertebral column, anterior/ posterior neck, pectoral region and rib cage; 2) upper shoulder & scapula  regions, axilla & brachial plexus, shoulder joint, capsule & rotator cuff mechanism; 3) anterior/ posterior arm, elbow & forearm flexors, elbow & forearm extensors; 4) wrist & hand, practical examination; 5) anterior pelvic girdle, thigh, and gluteal area; 6) hip, knee, lower limb anatomy; 7) thoracic, pelvic floor, TMJ; and 8) practical examination.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Course content will be presented but not limited to lecture format, small group co-operative learning session, and laboratory participation. It is a class expectation that all students participate in human cadaver dissection to prepare them for the practical examination requirements of the course. Other learning methods will involve the use of computerized dissections programs, cadaver prosections and full body hands-on dissection experiences.

Goals and Objectives of this Course

Goals and Objectives of this Course will require students to: 1) use correct anatomical terms and develop a working vocabulary of clinical terminology; 2) describe tissue development from the three primary germ layers; 3) describe changes that occur in anatomical structures across the lifespan and as a result of injury; 4) identify and describe the major facial planes; 5) identify and describe the bones of the body and surface features; 6) identify the major articulations of the body, with associated structures and planes of movement; 7) identify and describe the skeletal muscles of the body, including their origin, insertions, nerve supply, vascularization, and major action; 8) identify and describe the distribution of all major blood vessels; 9) identify and describe the distribution of all major peripheral nerves and locations of potential injuries; 10) describe the peripheral nervous system, including innervations of muscular and integument structures; 11) identify the structure and functional relationships of organs within the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavities; 12) describe the structure and interrelationship of the spinal cord, vertebral column, and spinal nerves and recognize tests and measures that test for intactness; 13) identify muscular structures and their relationships within the skeletal system; 14) examine the three-dimensional relationship of body structures; 15) discuss the structure and anatomical relationships of muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, and blood supply; 16) describe the main features of embryological development related to the nervous, musculoskeletal, and cardiopulmonary systems; 17) examine anthropometric measurements (height, circumferential measurements, leg length, muscle length) as applicable to cases presented.

Assessment Measures

May include but not be limited to:  written examinations and laboratory practical examinations. Examinations may be weighted in determining students' grades and examinations may be cumulative. Students will participate in small interactive - dissection groups assigned to each cadaver.

Other Course Information

Review and Approval

February 10, 2014