Essentials of systematic and functional anatomy

liepr1002  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Essentials of systematic and functional anatomy
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
6 credits
45.0 h
Behets Wydemans Catherine (coordinator); Louis Marc;
Main themes
There are two main topics: - the fundamental anatomical concepts, (spatial references, nomenclature rules, regions and systems, anatomical landmarks,…) - the general description of the systems. The human body will be rebuilt on a system basis, with particular emphasis on the form-function relationship and on the topographic-functional organ interactions. Content : - general concepts - osteo-articular system, muscles and locomotion function - nervous system, sensory organs and sensorimotor function - heart, vessels and the circulation - thoracic and abdominal viscera, respiratory tract, digestive and urogenital functions. Methods : lectures and anatomical illustrations. The course will tend to grade the anatomical data and to consider them from functional, medical, paramedical or sport points of view.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course unit covers basic morphological knowledge needed to construct spatial perception of the anatomical systems. The student will be able to describe precisely the organ localization, its tri-dimensional configuration as well as its form-function relationship. These anatomical concepts are relevant as pre-requisite for other courses of the curriculum (such as physiology, semiology and pathology).

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Will be completed by the titular professor when the courses will be attributed
  • Syllabus (support de cours obligatoire)
  • Atlas d'anatomie fortement conseillé - Atlas d'Anatomie Gilroy (disponible en ligne)
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Motor skills : General

Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation