Advanced Studies in Human Anatomy

Subject 516-308 (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: 12 lecture/tutorials (one per week) and up to 48 hours of practical work (one 3- to 4-hour practical class per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 516-204 and 516-207.
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. 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:

Upon completion of this subject, students should have an appreciation of:

  • the organisation of the human body into regions and the detailed anatomy of the structures forming the boundaries and contents of these regions;

  • the applied and clinical anatomy of each region studied;

  • the incidence of anatomical variations and their clinical significance.

The subject provides detailed information at an advanced level on the developmental and comparative anatomy of the head and neck; anatomy of the joints and regions of the limbs; and the detailed regional anatomy of the back, thorax, abdomen and pelvis.

Assessment: Ongoing assessment incorporating a 10-minute quiz and reports from practical classes throughout the semester (15%); folio of anatomical variations due at the end of semester (15%); a practical examination up to 1-hour duration in the examination period (25%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (45%).
Prescribed Texts: Clinically (Oriented Anatomy (KL Moore and AF Dalley), 4th edn, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 1999 Hollinshead's Textbook of Anatomy (C Rosse and P Gaddum-Rosse), 5th edn, Lippincott-Raven 1997 Practical Anatomy: Guide and Dissector (N Eizenberg and C Briggs)
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: Major generic skills include capacity for independent study, rational inquiry and self-directed learning, the ability to analyse problems, oral and written communication skills, time management skills, and teamwork in interpretation and analysis of new information.
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.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Science

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