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BM1072 - Anatomy and Physiology for Dentists 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

This subject builds on the content introduced in BM1071 Anatomy and Physiology for Dentists 1. This subject will comprise a detailed study of the gross anatomy of the head and neck. Students will also study the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, with particular emphasis on the control of muscles, speech, language and hearing. Students will be given the opportunity to develop an integrated understanding of the human body through practical sessions, including the study of human cadaveric material, and functional and clinical case-studies to facilitate the integration of material and the correlation to practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • to gain a detailed understanding of the musculoskeletal anatomy of the head and neck;
  • to further develop an understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system;
  • to provide a basis for subsequent applied studies requiring a knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
BM1051 MH1061 MH1062 DS1101 DS1102 BM1062 BM1042


Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Ernie Jennings
Lecturers: Dr Kornelija Sfera, Miss Sharron Long, Professor Alan Nimmo.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 70%); assignments (% - 30%).

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.