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ANAT250 Functional Anatomy

Advanced functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

ANAT 250 builds on the basics of musculoskeletal anatomy to explore a more advanced understanding of the musculoskeletal system, with a focus on lower and upper limbs, and the axial skeleton. This knowledge forms a basis for understanding the biomechanics of normal human movement and examples of movement in sport are used to integrate structure and function of the musculoskeletal system.

Paper title Functional Anatomy
Paper code ANAT250
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1400
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $969.22
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,368.00

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HUBS 191 or PHSE 191
ANAT 120
Limited to
BPhEd, BAppSc
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
Teaching staff
2018 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
Module 1: Introduction to Functional Anatomy
Module 2: Regional Anatomy of the Lower Limb: Structure and Function
Module 3: Regional Anatomy of the Upper Limb: Structure and Function
Module 4: Regional Anatomy of the Axis: Structure and Function
Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Drake et al. (2005, 2010 or 2014), Gray's Anatomy For Students (1st, 2nd or 3rd Edition) Philadelphia: Elsevier
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of ANAT 250 you will have:
  • An understanding of anatomical terminology
  • Detailed knowledge of the bones, joints and associated tissues of the human body
  • An understanding of muscles of the lower limb, upper limb and axial skeleton, and movements produced by these muscles at each joint
  • Knowledge of key neurological and vascular structures in the limbs and axis of the human body
  • Demonstrated the ability to integrate the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system as a basis for understanding biomechanics and human movement

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
M1 Friday 11:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 09:00-10:50 10-13, 16-22
Wednesday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
P2 Monday 11:00-12:50 10-13, 16-22
Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22