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Viscera and Visceral Systems (ANAT30008)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Campus: Parkville

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeANAT30008
Mode of delivery
On Campus — Parkville
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

We expect that a student who completes this subject will comprehend the terminology of human topographic anatomy as it relates to the head and neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis; the principles of viscera and visceral systems; the use of dissecting instruments to expose the detailed regional anatomy of each area including the walls and contents of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis; applied and clinical anatomy; the appearance of normal anatomical structures via modern imaging techniques.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this subject, students should:

  • comprehend the organisation of body cavities; the principles of viscera and visceral systems; the anatomy of the autonomic nervous system and cranial nerves that supply viscera; the detailed visceral anatomy of the head and neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis; radiological anatomy of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis; applied and clinical anatomy of the body's visceral systems;
  • develop observational and organisational skills to identify and interpret exposed anatomical structures and regions of the head and neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis; communication skills (written and oral) to describe the normal structure of the human body; the use of dissecting instruments to expose visceral systems in the cadaver; the incidence of important anatomical variants and their clinical significance; and
  • appreciate the important clinical applications relevant to body regions and the approaches to imaging the thorax, abdomen and pelvis.

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: 27 March 2017