ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems

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 2UWA (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
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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment (covering weekly/fortnightly content); (2) intra-semester examination (covering content from first half of semester); and (3) final examination (covering all content). 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)
Dr Amanda Meyer
Unit rules
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
Advisable prior study:
ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human or ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
Contact hours
Lectures: 2 hours per week;
Histology laboratory: 1 hour per week;
Anatomy laboratory: 1 hour per week.
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