General information

Subject type: Basic

Coordinator: Esther Wall Gimeno

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Pere Bacardit Pintó
Félix Obradò Carriedo 
Jordi Joan Gómez Tomás 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish


Basic skills
  • B1_That students have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a field of study that is based on general secondary education, and is at a level that, if supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspect that involves knowledge from the forefront of their field of study


Specific skills
  • E1_Know and understand the morphology, physiology, pathology and behavior of people, both healthy and sick, in the natural and social environment


  • E20_Identify the structural, physiological and biomechanical factors that condition the practice of physical activity and sport

Transversal competences
  • T2_Demonstrate ability to organize and plan



The subject HUMAN ANATOMY III is based on and expands the previous subjects HUMAN ANATOMY I and HUMAN ANATOMY II with the following content: the teaching of the musculoskeletal system of the skull, neck, muscles of mastication, spine, thorax and abdomen. And the morphology and functioning of the digestive and renal neural systems. The detailed study of the NERVOUS SYSTEM is essential for the clinical practice of physiotherapy, not only in the specialty of neurophysiotherapy but also in a musculoskeletal approach. It must be borne in mind that there is a reciprocal influence between the musculoskeletal, nervous and visceral systems. The study of the DIGESTIVE and RENAL systems is necessary to approach the patient holistically, since the incorrect functioning of the different systems can influence and/or relate to musculoskeletal disorders.

This subject considers the gender perspective.

Learning outcomes

  • LO1. Identify the main historical facts of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and biomechanics, as well as know how to recognize the study methods and recording techniques most used in these disciplines, and interpret their data and graphs.
  • LO2 Identify the morphological aspects related to the locomotor system, as well as those on which human movement is based. Treat and explain accurately the anatomical terminology.
  • LO3. Analyzes movements and interprets the involvement of the joints and muscles involved, as well as other factors that determine it.
  • LO6. It applies, based on the knowledge of the anatomy, and physiology implied in the corporal systems determining by the human movement.

Working methodology

Activity typology Hours (h)  Attendance (%)
AF1. Theoretical classes 32.42 100%
AF2. Seminars / workshops 17.5 100%
AF5. Tutorials 2.5 0-10%
AF6. Study and group work 23.33 0-10%
AF7. Study and independent work 74,25 0%



  • Bibliography.
  • Functioning of the subject. Evaluation system.


  • Skull: Neurocranium, viscero-skull and temporo-mandibular joint.
  • Facial muscles: chewers.
  • Neck muscles.
  • Spine and joints.
  • Ribs.
  • External.
  • Muscles of the chest wall.
  • Back muscles
  • Thoracic diaphragm.
  • Abdominal wall muscles.
  • Pelvic floor and perineum.


  • Brainstem.
  • Diencephalon.
  • little brain
  • Telencephalon.
  • Vascular and liqueur system.
  • Cranial pairs.
  • Vegetative system.
  • Dermatomas, sclerotomes, myotomes and viscerotomes.
  • Neuroanatomy of pain. 


  • General organization. Topographic divisions and peritoneum.
  • Digestive tube.
  • Accessory organs.


  • Morpho-functional organization of the kidney and renal pedicle.
  • Morpho-functional organization of the excretory duct. Renal pelvis, Ureter, Bladder, Prostate, Urethra.


  • Palpation: Anatomical palpation of structures related to the topic of the term. With a teaching load of 8h 45min.
  • Seminar: Group activities to deepen the anatomical knowledge of the syllabus of the term. With a teaching load of 8h 45min. 

Learning activities

The activities of the subject follow the system of continuous evaluation, that is to say, that throughout the term the professor raises several activities, that the students must solve and deliver. The work of each one of the activities allows to value to the student the follow-up that does to the asignatura and the elements of improvement, from the comments and notes that the professor will do of the activities.

The proposed activities can be individual or in work groups. The teacher gives the instructions so that the students can elaborate and deliver them. All the activities proposed are designed so that students have a practical perspective on the topics that are developed throughout the ten weeks of the term.

This will facilitate the achievement of the knowledge and skills specified in this teaching plan. However, in relation to those practical contents of the subject in which the acquisition of procedural and attitudinal skills by students is essential, it can be considered, if the health situation requires it, the partial and temporary suspension of this with the consequent postponement in its continuity until the health situation allows it.

Evaluation system

The student's final grade is the result of a continuous assessment and a final assessment. The approved of the subject is obtained with a grade equal to or higher than 5 points (out of 10 points) according to the following weighting table:


Evaluation activity


Assessed skills

Electronic portfolio.
Continuous Evaluation

Individual activities (questionnaires).


CB1, CT2, CE1, CE20.

Electronic portfolio.
Continuous Evaluation

 Partial exam (theoretical)


CB1, CT2, CE1, CE20.

Electronic portfolio.
Continuous Evaluation
 Palpation practical evaluations 15%

CB1, CT2, CE1, CE20.

Final Evaluation (SE3)


 Practical Exam (palpation)


CB1, CT2, CE1, CE20.

Final Evaluation (SE3)

 Exam (theoretical)


CB1, CT2, CE1, CE20.

Qualification system (Royal Decree 1125/2003, of 5 September, which establishes the European credit system and the qualification system for university degrees of an official nature and valid throughout the national territory):

0 - 4,9: Suspension (SS)

5,0 - 6,9: Approved (AP)

7,0 - 8,9: Notable (NT)

9,0 - 10: Excellent (SB)

Criteria for averaging between the evaluation activities: IT IS NECESSARY TO PASS THE FINAL EXAMINATION WITH A 5 OR ABOVE to AVERAGE THE GRADE with the other ASSESSMENTS.

Criteria for averaging between the evaluation activities:


Evaluation activity

Criteria for averaging

Continuous and practical end

Individual activities, exams
practices and partial and final examination

Any note

Final and Recovery




The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities will mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason

1st Call.

If the student passes the elimination partial exam with a grade equal to or higher than 6, the 1st call exam will only include the part of the syllabus after the partial exam and will be held at the end of the subject, during assessment period of the quarter in which it is taught. If the student gets a grade lower than 6 in the preliminary partial exam, the 1st call exam will include all of the content and will be taken at the end of the subject, during the assessment period of the quarter in which it is taught .



Within the same course, there is the possibility to recover skills not achieved during the subject. According to current regulations, you can only opt for recovery if the subject has been suspended. If the qualification is Not presented, you will not be able to opt for recovery. The grades obtained in the continuous evaluation will be kept as part of the final mark of the subject, both the passed and the failed ones, to preserve the criteria of the continuous evaluation, maintaining the same weighting as in the first call. The final mark of the subject is the result of the sum of the percentages of all the grades obtained during the quarter (according to the weighting table). If the average of the same is not approved, the subject will be suspended even if the 1st call or recovery exam has been approved.

Schedule and Activity Guide.

All the evaluation activities will have specific dates of realization and delivery, that will communicate to the student to the start of the asignatura by means of the Schedule and the Guide of activities.

Individual, group activities and participation in class activities.

Individual assignments form part of continuous assessment. It will be published in the "moodle" of the subject and will be related to the syllabus. Students' participation in the activities proposed in face-to-face classes and in classroom forums will be assessed.

Possibility of obtaining Honorary Registration.

When the final grade of the subject is Excellent (from 9 to 10 points), the teacher may award the grade of Honors at his personal discretion. According to the academic regulations of the UPF, the maximum number of MH possible in a subject is 5% in relation to the total number of students enrolled in it.



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