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BM1002 - Anatomy: Principles and Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject begins by outlining the principles involved in the study of the mammalian (including human) body at the cellular, tissue and system level. This will include an introduction to early human development (embryology) that will lead into the study of a range of body systems including the urinary, reproductive, respiratory, digestive and cardiovascular systems. Each body system will be investigated at the microscopic and macroscopic level using a combination of human cadaveric material (prosections), other mammalian species (including some dissections), models, and microscopes. Clinical, functional and research based case studies will be introduced to highlight the varied use of anatomy in biomedical science.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use anatomical terminology to describe cells, tissues, organs and the whole organism;
  • Describe the microscopic structure of cells, tissues and organ systems;
  • Describe crucial events in embryological development of the organ systems studied this semester;
  • Relate structure to function;
  • Compare and contrast the reproductive, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and urinary systems of vertebrates (human and animal).
AT1210 AT2110


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Dr Alex Trollope
Lecturers: Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Helma Antony.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 39 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (30%); practical exam (30%).
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.