HSE102 - Functional Human Anatomy


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) with significant campus requirements

Trimester 3: Cloud (online) with significant campus requirements

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H343, H355, D333, D394, E377, M320, H300, H315, D391 students completing the Exercise Science major sequence (MJ-H000016) or minor sequence (MN-H000016).

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Health-enquire@deakin.edu.au. Enrolment quotas apply.

Campus contact:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne) Clint Miller




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Trimester 2: 2 x 1 hour classes per week. 5 x 2 hour seminars and 4 x 2 hour practicals across the trimester. A practical examination in week 11.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Trimester 2 and Trimester 3:

2 hour online introductory class (week 1)
1 x online module per week
5 x 2 hour online seminars per trimester
4 x 2 hour online practicals per trimester
1 x 2 hour online revision class (week 10)
2 days of practical work during trimester that includes a practical examination

In-person attendance requirements

In Trimester 2 this practical intensive is usually conducted in September on the Burwood (Melbourne) campus.

In Trimester 3 this practical intensive is usually conducted in February on the Burwood and Geelong (Waurn Ponds) campuses.


This unit is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system and how it relates to normal and abnormal human movement. A detailed analysis of the functional anatomy of the skeletal, articular, neural and muscular systems is explored. Additional areas explored will be the role that the musculoskeletal system plays in static and dynamic posture and movement control.

Hurdle requirement

Achieving a pass in the Practical examination - see Assessment task 3.

Unit Fee Information

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