Courses & Units

Musculoskeletal Anatomy CAM309


This unit provides an opportunity for you to study the topographical and systems macroscopic anatomy of the human limbs and trunk. Emphasis is placed upon the identification and description of structures and the correlation of structure with function. This includes for the upper limbs their role in manipulation, for the lower limbs standing and walking and for the trunk flexible support and protection. Emphasis is also given to clinical applications. Anatomy will be studied in a combination of lectures and practical work including observation of human cadavers, and study of prosections, models, diagrams and medical imaging.


Unit name Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Unit code CAM309
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Anne-Marie Williams
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe the functions and components of the human limbs and trunk including bones, joints, muscles, nerves, arteries, veins, and lymph node groups, on cadaveric material, models and diagrams
  • Describe the normal development and growth and function of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy to interpret radiological imaging modalities used in the assessment of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Independently source, analyse and consolidate information from the literature to demonstrate knowledge of topics in musculoskeletal anatomy and/or embryology
  • Communicate anatomical knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently both verbally and in writing
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010913 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.



CHG105 or CZZ101, CHG106 or CZZ102, CHP207 OR CHP208


Teaching Pattern

2 hour lectures x 12 weeks delivered online,

1 hr tutorial x 12 weeks,

2hrs practical x 12 weeks.

AssessmentGroup Poster presentation (5%)|Quizzes (15%)|Group Poster presentation (20%)|Practical tests (in semester) (20%)|End of semester written exam (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.