Thorax and Surface Anatomy

Human Anatomy Learning Objectives
Thorax and Surface Anatomy
1) Define the parts of the axial and appendicular skeleton
2) Name and identify the bones of the thorax (sternum, ribs,
clavicle, scapula) and their major bony landmarks
3) Describe the posterior and anterior articulations of the ribs
4) Distinguish between true, false and floating ribs, as well as
describe features of typical and atypical ribs
5) Identify the features typical to all vertebrae and those
features unique to each type of vertebrae (including
sacrum and coccyx)
6) Describe the origin, insertion, function and position of the
intercostal muscles, as well as of the intercostal VAN
7) Describe the structure and function of intervertebral discs
and vertebral ligaments
8) Describe the location of the breast including identifying
underlying muscles, arterial supply and innervation
9) Describe the structure of the developed female breast
10) Describe the structure and function of the glands
associated with the developed female breast
11) Identify the surface anatomy of the thorax and
understand the position of each structure relative to
landmarks like the vertebral level or ribs.