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    ANAT451 provides an opportunity to develop research skills in the area of clinical and functional anatomy, focusing on a self-selected topic in a specific region of the musculoskeletal system. This paper encompasses small group tutorials, dissection, and self-directed learning with the aim of enhancing critical thinking, writing skills, and analytical and technical abilities.

    About this paper

    Paper title Functional Human Anatomy
    Subject Anatomy
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,797.86
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
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    Anatomy Office
    Room 231, 2nd Floor
    Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
    phone: 479 7362

    Teaching staff

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

    Paper Structure

    The focus on this paper is on the clinical anatomy of the knee joint. Three main pieces of work are assessed:

    1. Literature review
    2. Laboratory report
    3. Research proposal
    Teaching Arrangements
    All teaching is undertaken on campus.
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    The primary objective of this paper is to broaden students' knowledge and expertise in the field of clinical anatomy research.

    Specific objectives of the course work and associated assessment tasks are to:

    • Assist students to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the clinical anatomy of a structure of the knee joint
    • Develop your critical thinking, analytical and technical skills
    • Enhance students' abilities to understand and critique a range of scientific papers relevant to clinical anatomy
    • Provide an awareness of the ethics surrounding clinical anatomy research
    • Develop teamwork and written and oral communication skills


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 32-33
    Tuesday 11:00-12:50 31, 34


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 29-31, 34, 37, 39-41
    Tuesday 10:00-11:50 35, 38
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