General information

Subject type: Basic

Coordinator: Marc Terradellas Fernández

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Pere Bacardit Pintó
Félix Obradò Carriedo 
Jordi Joan Gómez Tomás 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish


Specific skills
  • 40_4_RAE13 - You will be able to identify, following the criteria of physiotherapeutic practice, the functional state of the user, considering the physical, psychological and social aspects of this.

  • 40_4_RAE4 - It will incorporate techniques of assertiveness and social skills by applying them, in education for health in users throughout their entire life, in the realization of practical seminars.

  • 40_4_RAE5 - You will be able to identify the factors involved in teamwork and leadership situations, in the theoretical and/or practical activities in which you work in this modality.

  • 40_4_RAE8 - You will be able to explain the pathophysiology of diseases by identifying the manifestations that appear throughout the processes, the medical-surgical treatments, fundamentally in their physiotherapeutic aspects.

  • 40_4_RAE3 - You will identify the psychological and social aspects in the physiotherapist-patient relationship, including the result in the state of health or illness of people, families and the community.

  • 40_4_RAE2 - He will explain the principles of biomechanics and electrophysiology, applying their main indications in the field of physiotherapy.

  • 40_4_RAE6 - You will analyze the anatomical structures and the physiological changes that occur in people as a result of the interventions of the physiotherapy professional, in their application in the specific subjects.


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.



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


  • Skull: Neurocranium, viscero-skull and temporo-mandibular joint.
  • Facial muscles: chewers.
  • Neck muscles.
  • Spine and joints.
  • Ribs. External.
  • Chest wall muscles.
  • 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, Urinary Bladder, Prostate, Urethra.

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

Evaluation system





Evaluation System 

Evaluation system

Minimum weighting

Maximum weighting

SE1. Electronic portfolio



SE2. Oral presentation



SE3. Exam



SE4. self-evaluation



SE5. Peer assessment (2P2) or co-assessment













- 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 assessment activities: IT IS NECESSARY TO PASS THE FINAL EXAM with a 5 or ABOVE to AVERAGE THE GRADE with the other ASSESSMENTS.

- Quantitative grading system:

  • Incorrect
  • not good enough
  • correct
  • Very good
  • Excellent

- The total or partial copying in any of the learning activities will mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without the option to take the recovery test and without prejudice to the opening of a file for this reason .

- Attendance at practices is mandatory. An excused absence of 20% is allowed. If the student does not meet the attendance requirements, he will not be able to take the final exam. 

- More specific information on the subject's assessment system is detailed in the Learning Plan. 



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Schünke, M., Schulte, E., & Schumacher, U. (2021). PROMETHEUS:Text and Atlas of Anatomy.5Ed.3T (Spanish Edition) (5th ed.). Editorial Médica Panamericana SA

Hall, JE, Hall, ME, & Guyton, AC (2021). Guyton and Hall textbook of Medical Physiology

Jänig, W. (2008). Integrative Action of the Autonomic Nervous System: Neurobiology of Homeostasis (1st ed.). Cambridge University Press.


Haines, D. E. (2021). Neuroanatomy An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems 6th Edition (Sixth Edition). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Mai, JK, & Paxinos, G. (2011). The Human Nervous System (3rd ed.). Academic Press.

Thompson JC (2010). Netter's Concise Orthopedic Anatomy (2nd ed). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier