Overview

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You will further develop knowledge and skills in the anatomical sciences through deep exploration of human prosected material, radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging resources and skeletal material.

The program consists of various modules to provide flexible options in different professional fields and stages of anatomical development.

Who should participate

  • Students wishing to enter surgical education training (SET) programs including:
    • cardiothoracic surgery
    • general surgery
    • neurosurgery
    • orthopaedic surgery
    • otolaryngology head and neck surgery
    • urology
    • vascular surgery.
  • Pre-medical students
  • Secondary school students (Year 11 and 12) with an interest in Medicine and/or Allied Health careers
  • Members of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) endorsed by ANTA for CPE point recognition
  • Allied Health Professionals including:
    • podiatrists
    • clinical physiologists
    • radiation therapists
    • medical imaging specialists
  • International students wishing to upgrade anatomical skills
  • Any domestic student wishing to upgrade anatomical skills for entry or professional development in allied health fields.

Delivery

Where:

QUT Gardens Point
2 George Street
Brisbane QLD 4001

When:

Each standard module consists of a two-and-a-half-hour class each week for three weeks, 6pm-8.30pm on the specified dates.

The optional Imaging Anatomy classes run as an additional one-hour laboratory class following each standard class, 8.30pm-9.30pm.

Thorax module

Registrations for the thorax module have now closed.

On-campus Topic Add-on
Wednesday 11 March 2015 Mediastinum 1 Imaging anatomy
Wednesday 18 March 2015 Mediastinum 2 Imaging anatomy
Wednesday 25 March 2015 Pleural cavities, thoracic wall and surface anatomy Imaging anatomy
Abdomen and pelvis module

Registrations for the thorax module have now closed.

On-campus Topic Add-on
Wednesday 1 April 2015 Abdominal wall, pelvic floor, retroperitoneum Imaging anatomy
Wednesday 15 April 2015 Supra- and infra-colic organs Imaging anatomy
Wednesday 22 April 2015 Pelvic organs Imaging anatomy
Neuroanatomy module

Registrations for the Neuroanatomy module have closed.

On-campus Topic Add-on
Wednesday 29 April 2015 Skull and supporting structures of brain Imaging anatomy
Wednesday 6 May 2015 Brain Imaging anatomy
Wednesday 13 May 2015 Spinal cord and spinal plexuses Imaging anatomy
Lower limb module
On-campus Topic Add-on
2015 TBC Pelvis and hip joint Imaging anatomy
2015 TBC Thigh and knee Imaging anatomy
2015 TBC Leg, ankle and foot Imaging anatomy
Upper limb module
On-campus Topic Add-on
2015 TBC Axilla and shoulder Imaging anatomy
2015 TBC Arm and elbow Imaging anatomy
2015 TBC Forearm and hand Imaging anatomy

Secondary students must attend an introductory session on Wednesday 4 March, 6pm-8pm, at QUT Gardens Point.

Details:

These modules are delivered on campus only

Imaging Anatomy modules are held on the same evening, following the standard module.

Cost

Standard modules:

  • Standard fee: $900 per module (GST-free)
  • Early bird discounted fee (available up to 5 weeks before module start date): $818.20 per module (GST-free)
  • All students and QUT staff fee: $818.20 per module (GST-free)

Imaging Anatomy modules (optional) taken in conjunction with the relevant standard module:

  • $350 for each (GST-free)

Secondary Student Introductory Session (mandatory for secondary students prior to first module):

  • $70 (GST-free)

Contact

For more information about course content or assessment, contact the Course Coordinator, Laura Gregory.

For all registration or payments queries, contact the Office of Continuing Professional Education.


Registrations have now closed. Register your interest for future offerings.

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • provide evidence of broad and coherent theoretical knowledge in the area of gross anatomical sciences
  • provide evidence of oral and written communication appropriate to a range of audiences in the health profession
  • demonstrate precise practical interpretation skills using human material and medical images
  • provide evidence of using complex reasoning skills to analyse and problem solve
  • exhibit appropriate workplace health and safety behaviour.

You may choose to register for any or all of the modules.

The Imaging Anatomy module is highly recommended for Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) examination.

Achievement levels

You must demonstrate a minimum competency of 60% in both the theoretical and practical components of this course in order to achieve a passing grade.

If you achieve an overall score of:

  • 70-80%, you will receive a commendation on your certificate of attainment for this course
  • greater than 80%, you will receive a high commendation on your certificate of attainment for this course.

Contact hours

2.5 hour class each week for three weeks.

Imaging anatomy modules run as an additional 1-hour laboratory class following each standard module class.

Learning will be structured with:

  • an initial 30-minute optional exploratory session on cadavers before formal class commences
  • a 1-hour demonstration period on cadavers and models
  • a 30-minute pathology case study/ surface anatomy exercise
  • a 30-minute self assessment on cadavers.

Student resources

You will be provided with an online learning guide with learning outcomes for each module and objectives for each class. This will be structured as an activity workbook that contains specific exercises and questions for you to complete each week.

You will be provided access to the QUT library and a course Blackboard site will be set up for communication and delivery of online resources. Online resources will include formative weekly quizzes, vodcasts of key principles and pathology case-study notes, as well as recordings of the weekly demonstrations on cadavers.

Resources will be provided digitally as well as in the lab. The discussion board will be utilised for your general questions. Weekly attendance is an expectation in this course (90% attendance required).

Module descriptions

Thorax

You will explore the construction of the thoracic wall and the organisation of its contents into the mediastinal and pleural compartments.

The anatomy of the ribcage, thoracic diaphragm, lungs and bronchotracheal tree will be examined to understand their function in respiration.

The anatomy of the heart and its great vessels will be explored to understand the location of the heart within the thorax and how blood is distributed around the body via the cardiovascular system.

Relationships between mediastinal structures will also be examined such as the course of the oesophagus, thoracic duct and descending aorta, and the lymphatic drainage of the thorax.

You will engage in weekly demonstrations of human cadaveric, skeletal and pathological material workshops led by experienced anatomists.

Abdomen and pelvis

You will explore the complex anatomical and functional relationships of the organs of the abdomen and pelvis including those of the digestive, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, cardiovascular and reproductive systems.

You will examine the construction of the abdominal wall and pelvic floor, and the organisation of the retroperitoneum (largely kidneys, suprarenal glands, pancreas, duodenum, inferior vena cava and abdominal aorta), supracolic (liver, spleen and stomach) and infracolic (jejunum, ileum, large intestine) compartments.

The organs of the male and female pelvic cavity will also be covered including the urinary bladder, uterus, uterine tubes, ovaries, prostate gland, ductus deferens and seminal vesicles. The construction and contents of the inguinal canal, the lymphatic drainage of the abdomen and pelvis, and the autonomic innervation of visceral organs will be explored.

You will engage in weekly demonstrations of human cadaveric, skeletal and pathological material workshops led by experienced Anatomists.

Neuroanatomy

You will explore the construction of the central nervous system through a deep examination of the functional mapping of the brain and spinal cord in the human body. The supportive structures of the central nervous system including the meninges, cerebrospinal fluid and cranium will complement your studies.

You will build an understanding of the organisation of the brain through engagement in human cadaveric material and sectional anatomy approaches of the head. The relationship between the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system will also be examined. It is highly recommended to enrol in the accompanying imaging anatomy module to facilitate your ability to identify anatomical structures of the head in computerised tomography scans and magnetic resonance imaging.

Lower limb

You will explore the construction of the pelvic girdle and bones of the lower limb in the human body in providing support for the weight of the body with minimal energy expenditure whilst accommodating locomotion.

Organisation of muscle compartments and neurovascular bundles will be examined to understand how movement is produced and controlled by the nervous system. In particular the innervation of the lower limb by the lumbar and sacral plexuses will be deconstructed through close examination of neural branching.

Osteology, arthrology, myology, neurology and angiology will be covered from a regional and surface anatomy approach of the pelvis, thigh, knee, leg and foot. You will engage in weekly demonstrations of human cadaveric, skeletal and pathological material workshops led by experienced anatomists.

Upper limb

You will explore the construction of the pectoral girdle and bones of the upper limb in the human body in enabling extensive range of motion and spatial freedom.

Organisation of muscle compartments and neurovascular bundles will be examined to understand how movement is produced and controlled by the nervous system. In particular you will deconstruct the innervation of the upper limb by the brachial plexus through close examination of neural branching.

Osteology, arthrology, myology, neurology and angiology will be covered from a regional and surface anatomy approach of the axilla, brachium, antebrachium and hand.

You will engage in weekly demonstrations of human cadaveric, skeletal and pathological material workshops led by experienced anatomists.

Imaging anatomy modules

These modules complement your study in each module by advancing your anatomical skills in image interpretation.

To enrol in imaging anatomy modules, you must enrol in the corresponding standard module.

Plain and contrast radiography, computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging modalities will be utilised.

Through alignment with specific modules you will encounter topics such as plain radiographic examination of the skeleton, arteriography of the coronary arteries or internal carotid arteries, urography, contrast studies of the digestive system through barium meal and enema, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain or knee joint, and computerised tomography of the thorax or abdomen with contrast (arteriography or urography).

Register your interest

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Payment

When you register for the course, you will create an account with us. You'll need to pay your fees online by credit or debit card.

You will be able to access your account, including your invoice, using your email address and password.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.

Registration

Registrations close 2 weeks before the start of each module.

If the module is full, please email the Office of Continuing Professional Education to register your interest. You will be advised via email should a second class become available.

Cancellation

To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the Course Manager at the Office of Continuing Professional Education. If you cancel 10 business days before the module commences, you will receive a full refund minus a non-refundable $100 registration fee. No registration refunds are applicable after this date.

We reserve the right to cancel the module under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the module is cancelled.