Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Dr Justin Adams, Dr Luca Fiorenza
This course is an introduction to human anatomy. It includes an overview of general principles of major body systems. This will be followed by a consideration of specific areas of regional anatomy from an evolutionary perspective. Namely, what distinguishes the human body from other primates, mammals and indeed vertebrates and how have these adaptations of anatomy contributed in a functional context to us being so successful. Practical classes will involve exposure to human cadaver prosections, skeletal material, models and a range of imaging modalities including X-rays, CT scans etc.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
In-semester tests (30%)
Group research project (15%)
Practical class assessments (25%)
End-of-semester exam (2 hours) (30%)
A pass (50% or more) in the in-semester tests and the final exam must be obtained to pass the unit.
3 hours of lectures, 2 hours contact (face to face) with outside class practical workbook per week and group project completion between weeks 4-9. An additional 7 hours of private study is recommended per week.
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Must be enrolled in one of the following:
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degree programs)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Scholar Program)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced with Honours
+ Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics