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Course module: 202100140
Course info
Course module202100140
Credits (ECTS)3
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. N. Strisciuglio
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prof.dr. H.A.M. Daanen
Externe Docent
prof.dr. R.T. Jaspers
K.K. Lemaire
dr. N. Strisciuglio
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksA maximum number of 25 students can participate in the course.
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes

The general purpose of the course Anatomy is to introduce students to the concepts of human anatomy, specifically the human musculoskeletal system.
Students will be

  1. acquainted with anatomical terminology,
  2. introduced to the major components constituting the musculoskeletal system,
  3. introduced to imaging techniques for measuring the proportions of the human body (anthropometry) and the anatomy (morphometry)

Course objectives
On successful completion of the course, students: 

  1. Will be able to apply correct anatomical terminology when describing the musculoskeletal elements of the human body.
  2. Will be able to apply the knowledge gained in this course to describe functional anatomy of the human musculoskeletal system.
  3. Will be able to apply musculoskeletal ultrasound to identify relevant structures of the musculoskeletal system.
  4. Understand 3D anthropometry standard and application areas
  5. Has insight into the construction and function of muscle and bone tissues
  6. Can name the determinants of the length-force characteristics of a muscle.
  7. Can distinguish difference in muscle morphology and understand how these relate to the length-force characteristics of a muscle.
  8. Understand adaptation processes of muscle and bone tissue
  9. Understand how adaptations change the morphology of a muscle and understand the consequences of these adaptation to the length-force characteristics of a muscle.

The course will comprise 7 lectures and 3 practicals:


  • 2 Lectures on teaching basic knowledge and understanding of the human musculoskeletal anatomy
  • 3 Lectures on functional anatomy and adaptations processes
  • 1 Lecture on 3D anthropometry
  • 1 Lecture on 2D and 3D ultrasound
  • Introduction into ultrasound
  • Cadaver dissection and ultrasound – practical in which students perform ultrasound measurements on cadaver tissues that will subsequently be verified using dissection.
  • Ultrasound assignment                                                                               \

Workload & credits
The course consists of 3 ECTS, which equals a load of 84 study hours. These hours could be divided over the course programme as follows: 

Task Load (hours)
Preparations lectures 7x2 = 14
Lectures 7x2 = 14
Preparations practicals 3x2= 6
Practicals 3x2= 6
Ultrasound Assignment 1x8= 8
3D anthropometry Assignment 1x12=12
Preparation exam 20
Exam 2
Evaluation 2
Total 84

Examination and grading
Examination and grading of this course will be based on a knowledge assessment and 2 assessments: 

Assessment Deadline  Weight Compensable Retake
3D Antropometry Assessment - 15% Yes No
Ultrasound Assessment - 15% Yes No
Knowledge assessment - 70% Yes Yes

Knowledge assessment
The knowledge assessment will cover lecture sheets and self-study material, and will consist of multiple choice questions and some short-answer essay questions.

Lecturers VU
Dr. Guido Weide,
Prof.Dr. Hein Daanen,
Prof.Dr. Richard Jaspers, 

Participating study
Master Computer Science
Required materials
Recommended materials
Course material
Papers will be provided via Canvas
Daanen, H.A.M., Psikuta, A. 3D body scanning. In: Nayak,R., Padhye, R. Automation in Garment Manufacturing, Elsevier, pp. 237-252, 2017. ISBN 978008101211-6.
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