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BM1002 - Anatomy: Principles and Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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 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

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (30%)
  • Practical Exam - (30%).
AT1210 AT2110


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Alex Trollope, Professor David Whitmore
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Anupama Bangara Kulur, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic, Dr Donna Martin.
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
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.