Available in 2017

Course handbook


This course will provide students with an overview of the structure of the human body. It consists of a series of lectures and laboratories covering functional anatomy of the human body including the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, thorax, abdomen and pelvis. Areas emphasised are those that will prepare students for a career in research that focuses on the major body systems. The course will also prepare students for subsequent careers in any of the health science disciplines.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Their structure (Gross Anatomy and relevant Histology).

2. Their relationship to other organs and its surface anatomy.

3. Their blood supply, nerve supply, as well as its venous and lymphatic drainage.

4. How the organ's structure relates to its function (i.e. it's physiology).


This course will cover the following:

  1. Introduction to the anatomy laboratory
  2. Overview of the skeleton and joints
  3. Upper limb and lower limb anatomy
  4. Anatomy of the vasculature
  5. Anatomy of the thorax
  6. Anatomy of the abdomen
  7. Anatomy of the urinary system
  8. Pelvic anatomy and the perineum
  9. Anatomy of the brain and nervous system

Assessment items

In Term Test: Intra-semester exam

In Term Test: Laboratory examination

Formal Examination: Final exam

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students will be required to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort (including assessment) for this 10 unit course for the semester.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term