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BM1002 - Anatomy and Physiology 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical and Vet Sciences

This subject begins by outlining the principles involved in the study of the human body at the cellular, tissue and system level. This will include an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of a range of body systems. Each body system will be investigated at the microscopic, macroscopic and physiological level using a combination of human cadaveric material (prosections), histological sections and physiology laboratory examinations. The importance of how the body systems interact and coordinate to maintain homeostasis will be explored

Learning Outcomes

  • use anatomical terminology to describe cells, tissues, organs and the whole organism;
  • relate structure to function;
  • describe and identify the structure of cells, tissues and organ systems;
  • explain the foundations of cellular function.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more (an aggregate of the on-course assessment and the final examination); Attend at least 80% of the overall practical/Collaborate sessions



Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Alex Trollope
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 39 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.