General information

Subject type: Basic

Coordinator: Esther Wall Gimeno

Trimester: First term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Félix Obradò Carriedo
Pere Bacardit Pintó 

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



HUMAN ANATOMY I presents the basics of human anatomy and functional anatomy a through the conceptual, historical, and terminological study of anatomy.

Therefore, themain objective of the subject will be to train the student to be able to understand the mechanism of functionality of the musculoskeletal system.

In the same way, the student will be prepared to receive the learnings that the following disciplines contribute to the student in the course of his curricular trajectory: the physiology of the exercise, the biomechanics of the physical activity and sport, prescription of physical activity for health, rehabilitation, and systematization or structure of movement and training theory.

This subject has a gender perspective. The TecnoCampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools necessary to carry out the subject, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-face-to-face mode.

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. Identifies 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, autonomous, individual work 74.25 0%
Total 150 --



TOPIC 0. Presentation of the subject. Bibliography. Evaluation.

TEMA 1. Introduction to anatomy. Concept, evolution and method of study of anatomy. Human Body. Levels of Organization in the human body. Introduction to the systems of the human body.

TEMA 2. Generalities of the skeletal system. Introduction. Classification of bears. Bone structure. Types of bone reliefs.

TOPIC 3. Generalities of the articular system. Introduction. Functional classification. Structural classification.

TOPIC 4. Anatomical terminology. Positions. Regions of the human body. Plans, cuts, axes and movements. Terms of movement. Directional terms. Body cavities.


TOPIC 5. Scapular waist and arm: bones and joints.

TOPIC 6. Scapular girdle: scapular-humeral muscles.

TOPIC 7. Scapular girdle: scapular-thoracic muscles.

TOPIC 8. Scapular waist: scapula-spine muscles.

TOPIC 9. Elbow and forearm: bones and joints.

TOPIC 10. Elbow: flexor and extensor muscles.

TOPIC 11. Forearm: Prono-supinator muscles.

TOPIC 12. Wrist and palm: bones and joints.

TOPIC 13. Wrist: main flexor and extensor muscles.

TOPIC 14. Fingers: bones and joints.

TOPIC 15. Ma: Extrinsic muscles.

TOPIC 16. Arm and forearm: muscle organization.

TOPIC 17. Hand and fingers: Intrinsic muscles.

TOPIC 18. Hand and fingers: Ligament capsule structures.


TOPIC19. Introduction muscle system, muscle tissue, muscle architecture, muscle fiber, and sarcomere.


TOPIC 20: Morpho-functional organization of the SN (nervous system): Organization of the SN: Anatomical: CNS, SNP and SNE. Physiological organization: SN of relationship life and SNA

TOPIC 21: Introduction: Study of the Nervous System (SN).

TOPIC 22: Neural cells: neuroglia, neuron and synapse.

TOPIC 23: Parts of the SN: CNS: Telencephalon and diencephalon; Cerebellum and brain stem.

TOPIC 24:  Spinal cord.

TOPIC 25: SNP: Cranial nerves and spinal nerves.


  • Anatomical palpation of structures related to the subject of the term. With a teaching load of 10h 30min.
  • Seminar: Group activities to deepen the anatomical knowledge of the syllabus of the term. With a teaching load of 7 hours

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 Assessment (SE1)

Individual activities (questionnaires).




CE1, CE20

Electronic portfolio. Continuous Assessment (SE1)

 Partial exam (theoretical)




CE1, CE20

Electronic portfolio. Continuous Assessment (SE1)


 Practical Exam (palpation)




CE1, CE20

Final Evaluation (SE3) Final Palpation Exam. 20%



CE1, CE20

Final Evaluation (SE3)

 Theoretical Final Exam




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

Continues and Practical End.

Individual activities, practical exams and partial and final practical exam.

Any note

Theoretical end.




Full or partial copying in any of the learning activities would mean a "Not Presented " in the subject, without option to appear in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason.

1st Call

if the student passes the eliminatory partial exam with a grade equal to or higher than 6, the exam of 1st call will include only the part of the syllabus after the celebration of the partial and will be realized at the end of the subject, during the evaluation period of the quarter in which it is taught. If the student takes a grade lower than 6 in the partial eliminatory exam, the exam of the 1st call will include all the contents and will be carried out at the end of the subject, during the evaluation period of the term in which it is taught. .



Within the same course, there is the possibility of recovering skills not achieved during the course. In accordance with current regulations, you can only opt for recovery, if the subject has been suspended. If the grade is Not Presented, you will not be eligible for recovery. The grades obtained in the continuous assessment will be kept as part of the final grade of the subject, both passed and not passed, to preserve the criteria of continuous assessment, maintaining the same weighting as in the first call. The final grade of the course is the result of the sum of percentages of all grades obtained during the term (according to weighting table). If the average of them is not passed, the subject will be suspended even if the exam of 1st call or recovery has been passed.

Schedule and Guide of activities.

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 work is part of the ongoing 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 the face-to-face classes and in the "forums" of the classroom will be valued.

Possibility of obtaining Honorary Registration

When the final qualification of the subject is of Excellent (of 9 to 10 points), the professor will be able to award to personal criterion the qualification of Matriculation of Honor. According to UPF academic regulations, the maximum number of MHs possible in a subject is 5% in relation to the total number of students enrolled in it.



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Lorente, M; Miguel, M; Perez, A; Escalona, ​​C. (2007). Handbook of Myology. Barcelona: Elseiver Masson.

Netter, FH (2015) Atlas of Human Anatomy (6th ed). Barcelona: Elseiver Masson.

Paulsen, F; Waschke, J. (2012). Sobotta. Atlas of human anatomy. Barcelona: Elseiver Masson.

Kapandji, A (2002). Articular Physiology. Senior Member. Madrid: Panamericana.

Calais-Germain, B. (1994). Anatomy for Movement. Barcelona: The March Hare.

Kapandji, A (2002). Articular Physiology. Lower Member. Madrid: Panamericana.

Latarjet, M, et al (2019). Human Anatomy. Latarjet Collection. Panamericana. Barcelona.