ANHB5451 Anatomy and Biology for Medical Physicists

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1OnlineOnline
Semester 2OnlineOnline
This unit covers three major topics: (1) human cellular biology; (2) human structure and function; and (3) human genetics.
Students are able to (1) identify basic anatomical structures and recognise relative position of organs in cross-section; (2) demonstrate a high level understanding of the basic structure and function of important cellular and molecular entities; (3) characterise the systems that regulate function; and (4) discuss major areas of disease in terms of their effect on anatomy and physiology.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment and (2) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the final examination component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Pejman Rowshan Farzad
Unit rules
enrolment in 53560 Master of Physics (Medical Physics specialisation)
completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major
Contact hours
This unit is taught online
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]

Saladin, K. Anatomy and Physiology: the Unity of Form and Function: McGraw-Hill. (Any reasonably recent edition will be suitable)


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