UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Anatomy and Human Biology major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 2 elective
Content The study of human structure and development begins with an overview of early development followed by the low-power examination of serial sections through human embryos and fetuses. The aim of this is not to engage in detailed histological or embryological analysis but to build an understanding of the body plan and how it develops. The anatomy of the vertebral column, articular system and the body wall follow. The systemic and regional anatomy of the thorax, abdomen and the pelvis come next. In each regional study area the embryology is reinforced and the students return to look more closely at each region using embryonic serial sections.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate holistic, functionally relevant understanding of the structural plan of the human body from the anatomical, developmental and comparative perspective; (2) correlate structure, function and development; (3) demonstrate competence in observation and description of anatomical material and in the use of anatomical terminology and language; and (4) recognise and identify anatomical features in specimens, slides, photographs, diagrams and models.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) continuous assessment—multiple-choice questions, short answers and special exercises; (2) theory examination; and (3) practical examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Daniel Franklin and Ms Hazel Richards
Unit rules
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.
Advisable prior study: human biology units are strongly recommended
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANHB2212/SEM-1/2017
Note A white laboratory coat is required in the laboratory.
Texts

Gross Anatomy
Hartwig, W. Fundamental Anatomy: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins c.2008

Embryology
either (1) Schoenwolf, G. et al. Larsen's Human Embryology, 4th edn: Elsevier c.2008 or (2) Sadler, T. W. Langman's Medical Embryology, 12th edn: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins c.2011
 


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