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Unit Overview


This unit is taught as two modules, one focusing on head and neck anatomy and the other on limb anatomy. Each module teaches the relevant embryology, gross anatomy, clinical application and imaging to ensure a holistic understanding of human anatomy.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology) major sequence
  • Level 3 option in the Anatomy and Human Biology major sequence
  • Level 3 option in the Human Biology specialisation in the Medical Science major sequence
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) describe the topographical anatomy of the limbs and head and neck; (2) demonstrate an understanding of the functional anatomy of the head, neck and limbs.; and (3) demonstrate an understanding of anatomical, developmental and evolutionary principles illustrated by the regional anatomy of the limbs, head and neck.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) lab preparation and assessment; (2) in class written assessments; and (3) in person examination (theory and practical). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Janae Barnes and Vanessa Hayes
Unit rules
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or Successful completion of 96 points
and Unit(s) SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement (ID 1064) and
Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or Unit(s) ANHX1101 Human Biology 1 (Becoming Human)
or Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or Unit(s) ANHX1102 Human Biology 2 (Being Human)
or Successful completion of
96 points
and Unit(s) ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
or ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
Contact hours
1 x 90 minute workshop per week
1 x 2hr cadaver laboratory per week
online lectures
Recommended text books will be published in the unit outline

See unit outline for information on recommended text books.

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  • 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.