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Unit Overview


Students will dissect superficial and deep aspects of part of the thorax, abdomen or pelvis, with the objective of developing dissecting skills and broadening and deepening their anatomical understanding

6 points

Students enhance their knowledge and understanding of human structure and function and the methodologies used to study this area.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) Dissection quality will be assessed by the level of preparation and diligence throughout the course of the dissection, and also by the quality of the final product and (2) Written reports where the student documents the dissection process and the structures observed.. 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)
Associate Professor Nick Milne
Unit rules
ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
and ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function or equivalent
ANHB8416/ANHB8417 Human Morphology: Form and Function Part 1/Part 2.
ANHB8418/ANHB8419 Cells and Tissues: Form and Function Part 1/Part 2.
ANHB8420/ANHB8421 Morphometric Techniques and Analysis Part 1/Part 2
Advisable prior study
undergraduate units in anatomical sciences
Contact hours
Students are expected to do 4 hours per week of laboratory work (Total, 50 hours dissection).


There are no prescribed texts. Students are encouraged to read widely in the area, including web-based material.

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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.