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AT1210 - Introductory Human Anatomy and Histology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Human anatomy is the study of the structure of our body and is pivotal to our ability to function as human beings. This subject provides an introduction to the structure of the human body from the cellular (histology) to organ system (macroscopic) levels. Using a combination of human material, models, microscopes and state-of-the-art imaging techniques, the student will explore the structure and organisation of the bodys major organ systems and their relation to biological function. Thus they will gain an integrated understanding of the human body. Functional and clinical case-studies will facilitate the integration of material and the correlation of structure to function.

Learning Outcomes

  • to acquire and accurately use anatomical terminology;
  • to gain a basic understanding of the bodys major systems including the nervous, musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems;
  • to provide a basis for subsequent advanced and applied studies requiring a knowledge of human anatomy.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Kate Domett.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 39 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); assessment - class test invigilated (30%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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