Anatomy is a branch of medicine and biology concerned with the structure of organisms, animals and humans. For the study of human anatomy, methods include examination of human cadavers via dissection and imaging techniques such as X-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI. Anatomy is subdivided into gross anatomy (structures that can be seen with the naked eye) and histology (microscopic anatomy or organisation of body tissues).
This area of study teaches human anatomy and histology to students who are undertaking degrees in medicine, biomedical science, physiotherapy, medical radiation science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, oral health, podiatry, physical education, occupational health and safety and nursing.
Our students enjoy world-class facilities using human cadavers and more recently plastinated specimens. The histology facility allows examination of tissue structures using microscopy and digital imaging of both normal and pathological tissue specimens.
For more information contact A/Professor Alan Brichta.
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