BI-330 : Myology

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BI-330 Myology

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 lecture hours 3 laboratory hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): Students must complete any developmental requirements in English (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course.

Co-requisites (if any): BI-301 ; Note: Priority is given to students in the Massage Therapy program. Students must obtain liability insurance.

Course Description in college catalog:

The anatomy of the muscular system and its relationship to the skeleton are studied. Muscle location, attachments, nerve control and blood supply are examined for all regions of the body. Laboratory involves the study of models and the use of palpation to identify body parts. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Massage Therapy

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the relationship of all bones of the body and how they are attached to each other and move at articular joints 

  2. Describe the action of all muscles of the body – how they work individually and in groups to produce movement

  3. Understand the physiological processes underlying muscle contraction and nerve stimulation of muscle contraction 

  4. Understand the specific locations of muscles origins and insertions on skeletal elements.

  5. Understand the physical relationships of muscles to one another

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Students take three to four lecture exams that are multiple choices in nature covering the theory and substance of the main topics in the course. 

  2. Students learn to palpate muscles on partners in the class. 

  3. Students take three to four laboratory exams in which they are tested in their identification of muscles and bones on models or on their own or a student-partner’s body.

  4. Students are required to fill out a Student Workbook in which they fill in blanks regarding labelling of anatomical drawings of muscles, the skeleton and movements. Completing the Student Workbook is a continuing exercise throughout the lab component of this course.

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Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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