UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Sarah Coulter-Nile

I have developed a strong passion for the field of Anatomy and Human Biology through my hands-on experience. I was mentored by a PhD student and participated in groundbreaking research involving the analysis of pro-inflammatory gene expression, and had access to cutting-edge technology while gaining practical knowledge of study designs.

Anatomy and Human Biology major

What is it that makes us human? The Anatomy and Human Biology major allows you to explore the fascinating concept of what it means to be human in an integrative way, combining studies of the education, behaviour and biology of human beings with current social and ethical issues. The units offered within this major cover topics as diverse as human functional anatomy; genetics, variation and evolution; reproduction, embryology and growth; microscopic structures of cells and tissues; structure and function of the nervous system; ecology, behaviour and biosocial interactions. Students explore all of these from the molecular to the population level and beyond.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) understand the structural, functional and genetic biology of humans to be able to (a) proceed to further studies in postgraduate professional biomedical courses (e.g. medicine, dentistry, sleep science); (b) make meaningful comparisons with other species; and (c) think about evolutionary processes in concrete, testable terms; (2) demonstrate familiarity with the current state of knowledge in a range of areas of human biology including genetics, functional morphology, histology and cell biology, evolutioniary ecology, biological anthropology, embryology, reproductive biology and neurobiology; (3) appreciate the relationships between human biology and other areas of science; (4) engage in the type of holistic, interconnected thinking required of human biologists; (5) demonstrate the possession of the generic scientific skills of library research, critical scientific reading, clear written and verbal communication, and effective data collection, analysis and interpretation; (6) demonstrate comfort in the use of electronic media; (7) demonstrate familiarity with the basic techniques and tools of both social and structural aspects of investigations in human biology; (8) engage in rigorous and critical approaches to experimental design and the validation, manipulation and interpretation of data; (9) communicate scientific ideas clearly and engagingly to a range of audiences; (10) work effectively as part of a team; (11) demonstrate faith in the experimental approach to furthering knowledge; (12) demonstrate an open and imaginative approach to problem solving; (13) appreciate the need to communicate openly and to share skills and knowledge; (14) appreciate the value of creative criticism, both offered and received; and (15) appreciate the value of human diversity for its own sake and for the way in which it informs the discipline of human biology.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

Anatomy and Human Biology can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Anatomy and Human Biology is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • two Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
  • one Level 1 complementary unit
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human None
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human None
Take the following complementary unit only for students who do not have ATAR Mathematics:Applications, WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or equivalent or higher:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals Incompatibility: ATAR Mathematics Methods; WACE Mathematics 3A/3B; MATH0700 Preparatory Mathematics; ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics; or equivalent or higher

Level 2

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation None
S2 ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology None
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development Prerequisites: six points of ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human; ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human; BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology); BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology; SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell; SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement (formerly SSEH1101 Human Movement 1); or SSEH1102 Human Structure and Athletic Performance (formerly SSEH1102 Human Movement 2) Students who have not passed BOTH ANHB1101 and ANHB1102 must take a prescribed reading list available from the unit coordinator and on LMS.
S2 ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems Prerequisites: ANHB1101Human Biology I: Becoming Human, ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human, BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology, BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology, SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell or IMED1001 Form and Function

Level 3

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology Prerequisites: at least 66 points of credit
S2 ANHB3316 Human Reproduction Prerequisites: ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology or two of (ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems, ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation) or [ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and two of (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)]
S1 ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society Incompatibility: ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology
N/A ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation Prerequisites: at least 66 points of credit in a bachelor's degree
S1 ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development Incompatibility: ANHB3313 Cell and Tissue Organisation
S1 ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function Prerequisites: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development or (SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement and either ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human or ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human after completion of 96 points)
Incompatibility: ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I Co-requisites: ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society; ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development or ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function
Incompatibility: ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II
S2 ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II Co-requisites: ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology or ANHB3316 Human Reproduction, or ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Anatomy and Human Biology degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP004-ANHBY (opens in a new window)

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Anatomy and Human Biology degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Science course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP004-ANHBY-Generic (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Anatomy and Human Biology can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

Anatomy and Human Biology can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

The Anatomy and Human Biology second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • two Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human None
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human None

Level 2

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation None
S2 ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology None
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development Prerequisites: six points of ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human; ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human; BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology); BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology; SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell; SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement (formerly SSEH1101 Human Movement 1); or SSEH1102 Human Structure and Athletic Performance (formerly SSEH1102 Human Movement 2) Students who have not passed BOTH ANHB1101 and ANHB1102 must take a prescribed reading list available from the unit coordinator and on LMS.
S2 ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems Prerequisites: ANHB1101Human Biology I: Becoming Human, ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human, BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology, BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology, SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell or IMED1001 Form and Function

Level 3

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology Prerequisites: at least 66 points of credit
S2 ANHB3316 Human Reproduction Prerequisites: ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology or two of (ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems, ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation) or [ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and two of (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)]
S1 ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society Incompatibility: ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology
N/A ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation Prerequisites: at least 66 points of credit in a bachelor's degree
S1 ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development Incompatibility: ANHB3313 Cell and Tissue Organisation
S1 ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function Prerequisites: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development or (SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement and either ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human or ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human after completion of 96 points)
Incompatibility: ANHB3304 Human Functional Morphology
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I Co-requisites: ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society; ANHB3323 Cells, Tissues and Development or ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function
Incompatibility: ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II
S2 ANHB3320 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations II Co-requisites: ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology or ANHB3316 Human Reproduction, or ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
Incompatibility: ANHB3310 Human Biology: Applications and Investigations I

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Anatomy and Human Biology can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-ANHBY (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Anatomy and Human Biology can also be taken as a degree-specific major.