2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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.
- 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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate basic knowledge of human embryology||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe the four body tissue types and identify from images at the cellular level||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe organ systems and their tissues at a microscopic level||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||explain the relationship between the structure and function of selected human body systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate competency in tissue processing and microscopy by employing practical and effective laboratory skills||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Moore, KL & Persaud, TVN, 2015, Before We Are Born, 9th edn, Saunders. ISBN: 9780323313377.
- Young, B, O'Dowd, G & Woodford, P, 2014, Wheater’s Functional Histology, 6th edn, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780702047473.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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