Functional anatomy and physiology of locomotor system
 
Module: Physiotherapy
ECTS: 8
Contact hours – lectures: 85
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises: 35
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Petra Zupet, Assistant Professor
Year of study: First
 
Functional anatomy and physiology of locomotor system              

Contact hours – lectures: 85
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises: 35
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Petra Zupet, Assistant Professor
Education providers: Eva Uršej, Assostant
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences:
  • Skeletal system (bone tissue, the bones of the axial and appendicular skeleton, the shape of bones, bone components)
  • Bone connections (joint structure of joints and other auxiliary structures, anatomical and mechanical characteristics of joint, levels of joint custody, structural and functional classification of axial and appendicular skeleton joints, functional analyse of joint movement);
  • Muscular system (the structure of skeleton muscles,  position and the shape of muscles, source, innervation, function of skeleton muscles, muscle analyse of movement in the loco motor system);
  • Neuro-muscular system (translation of signals along nerves, principles of registration of nerve impulses, the general scheme and the principles of functioning of motorial system at different levels of central nervous system, transition of irritation at motorial unit, types of muscular contractions);
  • Functioning of loco motor system while moving, by great effort, during immobilisation and other specific conditions;
  • Basic biomechanical principles, connected to the functional anatomy.

  • Knowledge and understanding of characteristics of the functioning of the healthy loco motorial system;
  • Knowledge and understanding of macroscopic structure and functioning of skeleton, muscular and nerve system;
  • The correct use of professional Latin terminology;
  • Knowledge application on normal locomotive system for pathology recognition (functional loss, damaged structure);
  • Understanding of loco motoric system in still position, in different positions and during the movement.

Knowledge and understanding:
  • The structure and the functioning of movement system in still position, in different positions and during the movement. 
  • Integration of functioning of different systems, tissue into a whole unit and the description of movement at different joints (directions and axis)
  • Physiology of neuro-muscular system, adaptation to the great effort; 
  • Identification of functional failures due to pathological conditions.
Mandatory references:
  • Palastanga, N., Field, D., Soames, R. W. (2018). Anatomy and Human Movement: Structure and Function, 7th Ed. Elsevier Science.
  • Amerman, E. C. (2018). Human Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Ed. Paerson Education.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods:
Partial exam – functional anatomy (50%)
Partial exam – physiology of locomotor system
OR
Written exam (50%)
 
All partial grades must be positive.
Grading scale: 6-10 positive, negative 1-5 (100%)