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    Introduction to functional anatomy of the human body, with a focus on biomechanics of normal human movement. Examples in sport and exercise are used to integrate structure and function.

    ANAT101 is an introduction to functional anatomy of the human body, with a focus on biomechanics of normal human movement. Examples in sport and exercise are used to integrate structure and function of tissues and organ systems (musculoskeletal, neuroanatomy, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, reproductive) of the human body.

    About this paper

    Paper title Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
    Subject Anatomy
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    HUBS 191, HUBS 192, PHSE 191, PHSE 192, ANAT 200-level papers, PTWY 131
    Schedule C
    (i) This paper is for students taking the Physical Education, Activity and Health; Exercise and Sport Science; or Sports Development and Management major subjects. (ii) May not be used to progress to the Anatomy major or minor subject for BSc. (iii) May not be taken concurrently with or after having passed any 200-level ANAT paper.

    Students interested in ANAT 101 who are not enrolling under a Sport and Exercise Science programme should contact the Department of Anatomy prior to selecting this paper in eVision.

    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.


    Ms Rachel Lissaman
    Department of Anatomy
    Room 231, 2nd Floor
    Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
    Tel 479 7362

    Teaching staff

    2024 teaching staff to be confirmed - please contact the Department for more information.

    Paper Structure

    Module 1: Introduction to Anatomy

    Module 2: Upper and Lower Limbs

    Module 3: Neuroanatomy, and the Head and Neck Region

    Module 4: Cardiovascular structures and organs

    Module 5: Thorax - Respiratory structures and organs

    Module 6: Abdomen - Gastrointestinal and Renal structures and organs

    Module 7: Pelvis - Male and Female anatomy

    Teaching Arrangements

    All teaching is undertaken on campus.


    Martini et al., ‘Visual Anatomy & Physiology’, 3rd Edition (2017). Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of ANAT 101 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 human body, and movements produced by these muscles at each joint
    • Knowledge of key organ systems, neurological and vascular structures in 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


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 11:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A2 Monday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 16-22
    A4 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 16-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 16-22
    A2 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 16-22
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