Courses & Units

Applied Anatomy and Neurosciences CXA307


This unit extends knowledge related to musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, and neuroscience. Students apply bioscientific understandings, neuroanatomy and motor development to pathological and clinical conditions to examine the use of pain science and movement analysis in exercise science. Students will situate bioscientific learnings with the broader concern for promoting health, preventing injury and improving people’s quality of life.


Unit name Applied Anatomy and Neurosciences
Unit code CXA307
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Elizabeth Pressick
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the relationship between musculoskeletal structure, neurological system structures and functional movement under normal and pathological conditions.
  • Apply knowledge of the integration between the musculoskeletal and neurological systems and how this influences movement and function.
  • Describe the effect of pathological neurological conditions on quality of movement and functional ability.
  • Demonstrate highly developed verbal and written communication skills through participation in tutorial workshops and submission of written assignments.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



CXA203 and (CZZ102 or CXA173 or CXA273)


Teaching Pattern

2-hrs per week independent learning (13 weeks)

2-hr workshop (5 weeks)

2-hr tutorial weekly.

AssessmentOral Presentation (10%)|Case Study (20%)|Short answer tests (30%)|Examination (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.


Crossman A.R. and Neary, D., 2016. Neuroanatomy, 6th Edition, Churchill Livingstone, London, UK. Available as e book  (5th edition 2014 on Reserve in Library)

Muscolino, J.E., 2006. Kinesiology, the Skeletal System and Muscle Function, Mosby, St Louis MO. (Reserve in Library)

Doidge, Norman, The Brain that Changes Itself : Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (available for loan as e-book from utas library)

Young, P.A., Young, P.H. and Tolbert, D.L. 2008. Basic Clinical Neuroscience, 2nd Edition, Lippinkott, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MA. (Reserve in Library)

E – (electronic) resources Anatomy and Physiology revealed, McGraw Hill

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