Anatomy & Physiology for Engineers

Subject 421-693 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 Hours; Non contact time commitment 84 Hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Chris Briggs & Gordon Lynch
Subject Overview: This subject introduces engineering students to the principles of structure and function of the human body. Topics covered include the microscopic anatomy of basic tissues, organs and systems; the principles and concepts of anatomical structures: bones, joints, muscles, nerves, vessels and viscera; the principles of excitable tissues, regulation of water and electrolyte balance, body functions including respiration and circulation, neural information processing, control of body movement, the eye and ear.
Assessment: Written examination of 3 hours and a 2000 word assignment.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion, students should be able to:

  • u nderstand the biological principles underlying the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs
  • understand the principles of anatomical structures that make up the human body
  • understand the regional organisation of the human body and the anatomical structures that form the boundaries and contents of important regions
  • understand the principles of excitable tissues, regulation of water and electrolyte balance, respiration and circulation, control of body movement and special senses
Related Course(s): Master of Biomedical Engineering
Master of Engineering Science(Biomedical Enginering)
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Utilities Management

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