91813 Human Anatomy 36cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. There may also have been changes to the assessment requirements. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes may be published in an Addendum to the Subject Outline which is available through your LMS (Blackboard or Canvas).
Requisite(s): 91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology AND 91812 Human Anatomy 2
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Understanding the complexity of the structure and the relationships among organs within the human body has always been considered a fascinating topic. This is even truer when the ambition is to pursue a career in health science, irrespective of the chosen scientific profession. This subject offers the unique opportunity for students to receive the necessary knowledge and understanding that enables them to critically analyse the correlations between the structures and the functions of the human body.
This subject aims to provide an understanding of the anatomy of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis. The subject covers topics like the lungs, mediastinum, heart, and the abdominal viscera, the digestive organs and the genitourinary system. The structure of anterior thoracic and abdominal walls and pelvis along with blood and nerve supply to the viscera and relevant endocrine structures (i.e. adrenal glands, pancreas) are also covered. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of structure to function especially with respect to the important functions of breathing, digestion, excretion and reproduction. Students are encouraged to relate their understanding of these structures to current research in anatomy and histology and in related fields such as physiology. The subject also aims to provide both theoretical and practical skills which can offer the basis for further postgraduate studies in medicine or dentistry or in areas of research requiring knowledge of anatomy.
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