Minor Overview

About this 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. For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors): in order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
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.
Incompatibility

MJD-ANHBY Anatomy and Human Biology;

MJD-HSANP - Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology)

Units

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
12 points ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
and ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or 6 points ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
and 6 points BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or IMED1001 Form and Function
or SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
or SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
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
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)
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human None
S1 SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement None