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Unit description

Provides foundations of human embryological development, with emphasis on tissue origin and its differentiation to various support tissues and organ systems. Histology as the cellular basis of physiology is presented, with an emphasis of structure supporting function. Clinical aspects of common embryological abnormalities will be examined. Microscopy skills are developed and histological techniques such as microtomy and tissue staining will be covered.

Unit content

Embryology/Histology

  • Gametogenesis and implantation/general cell structure and epithelial tissue
  • Early development and differentiation of cells and tissues/types of connective tissue
  • Embryonic period (organogenesis)/muscular system
  • Fetal period (functional development)/nervous system
  • Bone development/skeletal tissue
  • Embryonic folding and gastrointestinal tract/digestive system
  • Respiratory development/respiratory system
  • Circulatory development/cardiovascular system
  • Kidney development/renal system
  • Gonadal development/reproductive system
  • Integumentary system development/Integumentary 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.

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 basic knowledge of human embryologyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2describe the four body tissue types and identify from images at the cellular level Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3describe organ systems and their tissues at a microscopic level Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4explain the relationship between the structure and function of selected human body systems Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate competency in tissue processing and microscopy by employing practical and effective laboratory skillsIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate basic knowledge of human embryology
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe the four body tissue types and identify from images at the cellular level
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. describe organ systems and their tissues at a microscopic level
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. explain the relationship between the structure and function of selected human body systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate competency in tissue processing and microscopy by employing practical and effective laboratory skills
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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