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Principles of Human Structure (ANAT20006)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeANAT20006
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Semester 1
Semester 2
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By the end of this subject, students should:

  • comprehend the terminology of topographic anatomy; the principles of embryological development and the derivatives of the primary germ layers; the principles related to each of the following types of anatomical structure: skin, fascia and skeletal muscles, bones and joints, vessels, nerves and viscera; the organisation of the body into regions and the anatomy of the major organ systems.
  • develop observational and organisational skills to identify and interpret exposed anatomical structures and regions; communication skills (written and oral) to describe the normal structure of the human body; and
  • appreciate the important clinical applications relevant to the body regions and the approaches to imaging the human body

Intended learning outcomes

We expect that a student who completes this subjects should comprehend the terminology of human topographic and developmental anatomy; the principles relating to each type of anatomical structure (skin, fascia and skeletal muscle, bones and joints, vessels and nerves, visceral structures); the essential factual information regarding the specific anatomical structures forming the body's major organ systems (musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiorespiratory, digestive, genitourinary); the boundaries and contents of clinically important regions; the appearance of normal anatomical structures via modern imaging techniques.

Generic skills

  • Capacity for independent study, rational enquiry and self-directed learning
  • Ability to analyse problems
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Teamwork in interpretation and analysis of new information

Last updated: 10 August 2019