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Unit description

Examines cellular and tissue organisation, the integument, osteology, arthrology, myology, the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems and the sensory organs. Students explore anatomical structures on 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 Systems

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of the structural organisation of the human body from cellular to system levelKnowledge of a discipline
2describe the inter-relationships of structure and function of selected systems of the human bodyKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate an ability to identify body structures at microscopic and gross levels.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the structural organisation of the human body from cellular to system level
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe the inter-relationships of structure and function of selected systems of the human body
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate an ability to identify body structures at microscopic and gross levels.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • 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: 9781488658297.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr/wk (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2.5 hrs/wk (9 weeks)
Laboratory session 1.5 hrs (1 week)
Assessment
Practical and Theory Exam 115%
Practical and Theory Exam 225%
Exam: practical35%
Exam: closed book25%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr/wk (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2.5 hrs/wk (9 weeks)
Laboratory session 1.5 hrs (1 week)
Assessment
Practical and Theory Exam 115%
Practical and Theory Exam 225%
Exam: practical35%
Exam: closed book25%

Teaching method
Laboratory session 1.5 hrs/wk (1 week)
Lecture online 1 hr/wk (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2.5 hrs/wk (9 weeks)
Assessment
Practical and Theory Exam 115%
Practical and Theory Exam 225%
Exam: practical35%
Exam: closed book25%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr/wk (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2.5 hours (10 weeks)
Laboratory session 1.5 hours (Once)
Assessment
Practical and Theory Exam 115%
Practical and Theory Exam 225%
Exam: practical35%
Exam: closed book25%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

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