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AT3001 - Advanced Anatomy by Dissection

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Medical Science students or by permission of Subject Coordinator or Head of School.

This subject will allow students the opportunity for an advanced and detailed study of human body structure and function, and to apply this knowledge within a chosen clinical study area. The subject will comprise a number of study areas: I.Detailed study of the gross anatomical structure and functional anatomy of several body regions through individual cadaveric dissections. i.The first dissection region will be organized to review basic anatomical principles and to aid development of basic dissection techniques and skills. ii.The second dissection region will be undertaken in conjunction with a research topic and will develop application of anatomical knowledge to clinical conditions. II.Study of a dissection-aligned clinical study area through guided dissection and a brief research project (which will be assessed through oral presentation of the topic). III.Integrated understanding of the human body through practical sessions, which will include both the dissection and the detailed study of human cadaveric materials.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a deep knowledge and comprehension of the structure of the human body through cadaveric dissection;
  • integrate and relate normal human structure to both common anatomical variations and the development of pathology;
  • demonstrate the skills required to access, appraise and deliver relevant clinical research data.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (35%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration 2 - (35%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

compulsory attendance requirements at practical sessions to complete anatomical dissection

Prerequisites: BM1002 AND BM1004 OR BM1031 AND BM1032 OR BM1041 AND BM1042 OR BM1061 AND BM1062


Townsville, Study Period 3, Intensive
Census Date 02-Feb-2023
Face to face teaching (requires attendance at classes conducted via block teaching sessions and may be held on or off campus. For example: classes may be held from 9am to 5pm over three consecutive weekends, or three nights per week for four weeks.)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 66 hours workshops - Supervised anatomical dissection sessions.Presentation sessions.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.