UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Master of Anatomical Sciences (coursework and dissertation)

This course makes available advanced training in the subject area of anatomical sciences. It enables students to upgrade their knowledge and develop investigative skills by participating in projects in different areas in anatomical sciences, critical reviews of literature, collection of material (field, experimental or literature) and the processing, analysis and evaluation of data.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Anatomical Sciences (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviationMAnatSc
Course code53510
Course typemaster's degree by coursework and dissertation
Statusnot available in 2017
Administered byFaculty of Science
CRICOS code064875G
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration2 years
Time limit5 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Nick Milne

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2017.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2017;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Take all units (96 points):

Research skills and dissertation

 ANHB5435Anatomical Dissection 1 (Limbs)
 ANHB5436Anatomical Sciences Project (24 points)
 ANHB5439Anatomical Dissection 2 (Torso)
 ANHB5440Anatomical Dissection 3 (Head and Neck)
 ANHB5441Anatomical Laboratory Practice
 ANHB5442Anatomical Sciences Dissertation Part 1 (18 points)
N/AANHB5443Anatomical Sciences Dissertation Part 2 (18 points)
S1APHB4002Research Design and Analysis Part 1
S2APHB4003Research Design and Analysis Part 2

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.



Note: This course is not available in 2017.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 51300 Graduate Diploma in Anatomical Sciences (48 points)
  • 53510 Master of Anatomical Sciences (96 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Anatomical Sciences course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty unless the Faculty determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;


(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules


13. The Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, may grant credit towards the course up to a value of 48 points at Level 4 or higher to an applicant who has completed—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree with honours;


(b) a relevant Graduate Diploma in Science;


(c) a professional bachelor's degree in an appropriate field requiring at least four years of full-time study.