ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Anatomy and Human Biology major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
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.
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.
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
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
IMED1001 Form and Function
Advisable prior study:
ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
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.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.