Physiotherapists work with people presenting with neuromusculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb, head, neck and trunk. An in depth understanding of upper limb and head, neck and trunk anatomy and functional anatomy is essential for safe and effective physiotherapy assessment and intervention. In this unit student will be required to develop and be able to demonstrate knowledge about upper limb, head, neck and trunk anatomy of the musculoskeletal system that is relevant to clinical presentations and to the practice of physiotherapy. A comprehensive study of the structure, function, nerve and blood supply of the upper limb, head, neck and trunk, necessary for physiotherapists, will be undertaken.
The overall aim for the unit is to prepare students for future clinical units and professional practice in the area of upper limb, head, neck and trunk musculoskeletal physiotherapy.