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Subject 511-124 (2009)

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Credit Points: 37.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: 162 hours, including lectures, tutorials and practicals
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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Assoc Prof Stuart Dashper
Subject Overview:

This subject comprises two modules: Chemistry and Functional Anatomy (consisting of anatomy, embryology and histology), which cover the structure, organisation and development of the human body at both macroscopic and microscopic levels.


On completion of this subject the student should:

(1) Comprehend:
a) the elementary theory of chemical bonding in organic molecules;
b) the stereochemistry of simple organic molecules and its application to the understanding of the relationship between molecular shape and biological activity;
c) the nature of:
• biologically important molecules and their functions;
• chemical equilibrium, particularly acid-base chemistry;
d) the chemistry of:
• polymers, metals and inorganic solids, particularly in a dental context;
• redox processes;
e) the role of transition metals in life processes;
f) the principles of anatomy, histology and embryology, particularly those which are most pertinent to modern dentistry; and
g) the clinical anatomy and development of the vertebral column, thorax and neck.

(2) Have Developed:
a) basic laboratory skills such as observation and analytical techniques
b) basic knowledge about the safe handling and disposal of chemicals and other laboratory materials used in practical classes; and
c) the ability to comprehend and critically analyse scientific concepts and principles.


Three 2-hour written examinations at the end of the semester; one 30-minute practical test during the semester, one 30-minute practical examination at the end of the semester, continuing assessment tests and continuing practical work.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Moore and Dalley 1999 Clinical Oriented Anatomy, 4th ed, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Rohen JW and Yokochi CL 1999 Colour Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study of the Human

Body, 4th ed, Igaku-Shoin


Acland R 2004 Acland's DVD Atlas of Human Anatomy, Lipincott Williams and Wilkins

Eizenberg et al 2004 Anatomedia CD ROM, Thoras & Back Modules

Gartner LP and Hiatt JL, 2001 Colour Text Book of Histology, 2nd ed, Saunders

Grossman JH and Grossman VL, 2007 The Patient Under the Microscope CD ROM

Larsen WJ 1998 The Essentials of Human Embryology, Churchill Livingstone

McMurry J 2004 Organic Chemistry, 6th ed, Thomson

Zumdahl S 2005 Chemical Principles, 5th ed, Houghton Mifflin

Zumdahl S 2005 Chemical Principles, 5th ed, Houghton Mifflin

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

  • Basic observational and analytical techniques used in laboratories
  • Basic safe handling and disposal of chemicals and other laboratory materials
  • Comprehension and critical analysis of scientific concepts and principles

Links to further information: http://www.unimelb.edu.au/HB/2008/subjects/511-124.html
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dental Science

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