Anatomical Sciences minor

A Minor in Anatomical Sciences will provide an integrated and deep understanding of the structure and function of the human form in both health and disease. The sequence of units in the Minor will explore the body plan from development through to ageing utilising low-power examination of serial sections through human tissue to imaging technologies. Specific topics include human functional anatomy; variation and evolution; embryology and growth; microscopic structures of cells and tissues; structure and function of systems.

The Minor is delivered using a mixed format including lectures that present the basic concepts of human structure and function from an evolutionary perspective, tutorials and workshops to discuss these concepts and evaluate and apply learnt knowledge to real-world scenarios. Students who undertake this Minor will also develop the skills for effective communication and engagement with community, government and industry groups involved in public health policies.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) understand the evolutionary processes that determine human differences; (2) demonstrate a holistic, functionally relevant understanding of the structural plan of the human body from an anatomical, developmental, comparative and evolutionary perspective; (3) describe the basic structure and function of the human body in the context of health; (4) demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between structure, function and development at the organ and cellular level; (5) critically assimilate, analyse and discuss information acquired; and (6) develop and consolidate sound scientific research design methods.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) IMED1001 Form and Function
or
Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or
Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or
Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or
Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or
Unit(s) SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
Unit(s) SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
or
Unit(s) SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or
Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or
Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or
Unit(s) SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
Unit(s) IMED1001 Form and Function
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development (ID 1143)
or
Successful completion of 96 points and Unit(s) SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement (ID 1064) and Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human (ID 1090)
or
Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human (ID 1120)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil