Anatomy Curriculum for Upper Limb

The following document describes the detail curricular objectives of Upper Limb section in Anatomy to be taught in Undergraduate Medical Sciences (MBBS) program.


Course/Unit - Upper Limb

Objectives:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
  1. Describe and demonstrate the main anatomical landmarks of the clavicle, scapula, humerus, radius and ulna.
  2. Identify the bones in an articulated hand.
  3. Describe the regions, fascia and fascial compartment in upper limb.
  4. Describe the origin, course and distribution of the major arteries of upper limb.
  5. Describe the formation, courses and tributaries of the main veins of the upper limb.
  6. Describe the formation of the brachial plexus and explain the clinical manifestation resulting from injuries to the different parts of the brachial plexus.
  7. Describe the origin, course and distribution of the axillary, radial, musculocutaneous, median and ulnar nerves in the arm, forearm, wrist and hand.
  8. Name the main muscles and muscle groups that these nerves supply as well as their sensory distribution.
  9. Explain how and describe where the axillary, musculocutaneous, radial, median and ulnar nerves are commonly injured and describe the consequences resulting from these injuries.
  10. Describe the boundaries of axilla and list its contents.
  11.  Describe the arrangement of axillary lymph nodes including their area of drainage and applied aspect.
  12. Describe the anatomy of shoulder joint, factors maintaining its stability, movements at this joint and summarize the muscles responsible for these movements with their attachment and nerve supply.
  13. Describe the anatomy of elbow joint, movements at this joint and summarize the muscles responsible for these movements with their main attachment and nerve supply.
  14. Describe anatomy of radioulnar joint and movements at this joint and name the muscles responsible for these movements including their main attachments and nerve supply.
  15. Describe the anatomy of wrist joint and movements at this joint and name the muscles group responsible for these movements.
  16. Describe the attachment and function of retinacula at wrist.
  17. Describe the formation of carpal tunnel and the cause and manifestation of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  18. Demonstrate the major surface landmark in upper limb.
  19. Demonstrate the surface anatomy of major vessels and nerves of upper limb.
  20. Identify the main radiological features of upper limb on standard diagnostic images.

You can find compiled curriculum at Undergraduate Anatomy Curriculum.