UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
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 This unit covers the microscopic anatomy (histology) of the cardiovascular system; respiratory system; oral cavity; teeth and gingiva; alimentary canal; digestive glands; bone marrow; lymphatic and immune system; endocrine organs; male reproductive organs; female reproductive organs; and urinary system.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) identify and describe the histological organisation and structure of human organs, recognising important stuctural and functional differences; (2) describe organ structure and function within the context of human organ systems; and (3) understand the histology of human organs within the context of cell biology in preparation for further study of pathology, and advanced cell biology and molecular biology.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online test provided at the end of each weekly topic which defines the level of understanding (learning outcomes) required of each topic (30 per cent total); (2) test 1—examining learning of content presented in the first 5 to 6 weeks (35 per cent); and (3) test 2—examining learning of content presented in the remaining 5 to 6 weeks (35 per cent). 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) Assoc/Prof Anthony Bakker
Unit rules
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
Advisable prior study: ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human or ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
Contact hours This unit is delivered completely online so students can complete the learning outcomes in their own time provided they do so before timetabled assessments. The online delivery includes the equivalent of approximately 2 lectures per week; labs: approximately 3 hours per week. There is the provision for student/staff interaction during the (non-compulsory) allocated/timetabled laboratory sessions.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANHB2214/SEM-2/2017

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