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:
six points of ANHB1101 Human 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; SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement; SSEH1102 Human Structure and Athletic Performance;
or
IMED1001 Form and Function. A recommended reading list will be made available on the LMS for students who have not done both ANHB1101
and
ANHB1102.
S2 ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
Prerequisites:
6 points of any of the following units: ANHB1101Human Biology I: Becoming Human, ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human, BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology, SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
IMED1001 Form and Function
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 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 requirements
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
S1 SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
Incompatibility:
SSEH1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry; HMES1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry