Anatomy 1

Subject 516-204 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - 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: 32 lectures (two to three 1-hour lectures per week) and 28 hours practical work (one 2-hour practical class per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Biology 650-141 and 650-142 (prior to 2004: 600-141 and 600-142).
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


A/Prof C Briggs
Subject Overview:

By the end of this subject, students should:

  • comprehend the terminology of topographic anatomy; the principles relating 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 back and upper limb into regions and the trunk into cavities; the essential factual information regarding the specific anatomical structures which form the boundaries and contents of the back, upper limb, neck and head; the applied anatomy of each region;

  • 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 back, upper limb, neck and head; skills in the manipulation of anatomical structures (with dissecting instruments); and

  • appreciate the common occurrence of anatomical variation; the scientific basis of knowledge of structure.

The subject provides detailed information on:

  • organogenesis; development of nervous system, skeletal system; and

  • the terminology of topographic anatomy, principles related to each type of anatomical structure; skin, fascia and skeletal muscles, bones and joints, vessels, nerves and viscera; the organisation of the back, upper limb, neck and head into regions, and the specific structures forming the boundaries and contents of these regions. The applied anatomy of each region is studied.

Assessment: Ongoing assessment on theory and practical work throughout the semester (25%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (50%); a 30-minute practical examination in the examination period (25%).
Prescribed Texts: Essential Clinical Anatomy (KL Moore and AMR Agur), 2nd edn, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Notes: Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.

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