thorax Competency – Topic: Thoracic cage Number of competencies: (11) Number of procedures for certification: (NIL)

AN21.1 Identify and describe the salient features of sternum, typical rib, Ist rib and typical thoracic vertebra K/S SH Y
AN21.2 Identify & describe the features of 2nd, 11th and 12th ribs, 1st, 11th and 12th thoracic vertebrae K/S SH N
AN21.3 Describe & demonstrate the boundaries of thoracic inlet, cavity and outlet K/S SH Y
AN21.4 Describe & demonstrate extent, attachments, direction of fibres, nerve supply and actions of intercostal muscles K/S SH Y
AN21.5 Describe & demonstrate origin, course, relations and branches of a typical intercostal nerve K/S SH Y
AN21.6 Mention origin, course and branches/ tributaries of:
1) anterior & posterior intercostal vessels
2) internal thoracic vessels
AN21.7 Mention the origin, course, relations and branches of
1) atypical intercostal nerve
2) superior intercostal artery, subcostal artery
AN21.8 Describe & demonstrate type, articular surfaces & movements of manubriosternal, costovertebral, costotransverse and xiphisternal joints K/S SH Y
AN21.9 Describe & demonstrate mechanics and types of respiration K/S SH Y Physiology
AN21.10 Describe costochondral and interchondral joints K KH N
AN21.11 Mention boundaries and contents of the superior, anterior, middle and posterior mediastinum K KH Y

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