ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Anatomy and Human Biology major sequence
  • 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 a holistic, functionally relevant understanding of the structural plan of the human body from an anatomical, developmental, comparative and evolutionary 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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online assessments; (2) research assignment; and (3) final examination (theory 30% & practical 30%). 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)
Tom Wilson, Vanessa Hayes, Fiona O'Shea
Unit rules
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.
Advisable prior study:
ANHB1101 and ANHB1102 are strongly recommended.
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week;
Note
A white laboratory coat is a compulsory requirement in the laboratory.
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