Unit aim

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

1. Cellular and Tissue Organisation
2. The Integument
3. Osteology
4. Myology
5. Arthrology
6. The Nervous System
7. The Sensory Organs
8. The Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Endocrine Systems
9. The Respiratory System
10. The Digestive System
11. The Urinary System
12. 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

  • This Text includes a value pack: Textbook-Human Anatomy PNIE + Pal CD + Atlas + Mastering A&P : Marieb, EN, Wilhelm, PB & Mallatt, JB , 2013, Human Anatomy , 7th , Pearson Education, Australia.. ISBN: ISBN: 9781486042562.

Session 3

  • Anatomy texts two years older than this one may be used too, but note that the figure and page numbers will then differ from Lectures: Marieb, Wilhelm & Mallatt, 2013, Human Anatomy, 7th edn, Pearson Education Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9781486042562..
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour/week (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2 x 1.5hrs / week (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 1 x 3.5hrs (Lismore) (Wk 6)
Laboratory session 1 x 2.5hrs (Lismore) (Wk 13)
Assessment
Quiz5%
Practical Test X 210%
Wet Lab Test15%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: closed book40%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour/week (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2 x 2hrs / week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz5%
Practical Test X 210%
Wet Lab Test15%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: closed book40%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour/week (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2 x 2hrs / week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz5%
Practical Test X 210%
Wet Lab Test15%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

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