Coffs HarbourSession 1,3Session 1,3
Gold CoastSession 1,3Session 1,3
LismoreSession 1,3Session 1,3

Unit description

Examines the cellular and tissue organisation of the human body, the integument, osteology, arthrology, myology, the nervous system and special sensory organs, and the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Students explore anatomical structures on human cadaveric specimens. Students use anatomical models and computers to provide a basis for understanding the structure and function of the human body.

Unit content

  • Cellular and Tissue Organisation
  • The Integument
  • Osteology
  • Myology
  • Arthrology
  • The Nervous System
  • The Sensory Organs
  • The Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Endocrine Systems
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Male and Female Reproductive System

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • The information here pertains to the hard copy text (an eText is also available if you prefer — see information in ‘Required online resources’ below). I have packaged the hardcopy text with access to the publisher’s online resources which are called ‘Mastering A&P’. Access to ‘Mastering A&P’ is not essential for this unit, it simply provides an extra study resource for those who find it useful: Marieb, EN, Heisler, R, Wilhelm, PB &, Mallatt, JB, 2019, Human Anatomy, Global Edition + Mastering A&P with etext, 9th edn, Pearson. ISBN: ISBN: 9781488658297.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Laboratory session 3.5 hrs (2 wks (Lismore))
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Laboratory session 2 hrs (9 wks )
Laboratory session 1.5 hrs (1 wk)
Exam: closed book25%
Practical and Theory Exam 1 (Dry)10%
Practical and Theory Exam 1 (Wet)5%
Practical and Theory Exam 2 (Dry)15%
Final Wetlab Exam20%
Exam: practical25%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Laboratory session 2.5 hrs (9 wks)
Laboratory session 1.5 hrs (1 wk )
Practical and Theory Exam 1 15%
Practical and Theory Exam 225%
Exam: practical35%
Exam: closed book25%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr  (12 wks)
Laboratory session 2.5 hrs (9 wks )
Laboratory session 1.5 hrs (1 week)
Practical and Theory Exam 1 15%
Practical and Theory Exam 225%
Exam: practical35%
Exam: closed book25%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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