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ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Anatomy and Human Biology major sequence
  • 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 Unit ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human (ID 1090) Or ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human (ID 1120) Or BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (ID 1254) Or SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell (ID 1019) Or IMED1001 Form and Function (ID 5965)
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.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.