University of Technology Sydney

91839 Visceral Anatomy

6cp; 1hpw (lecture, online), 1hpw (workshop activities, face-to-face), 1.5hpw (wet-lab anatomy practical)
Requisite(s): (91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology AND (91812 Structural Anatomy and Neuroanatomy OR 91838 Structural Anatomy and Neuroanatomy))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 91813 Visceral Anatomy


The study of human anatomy has always held a profound fascination, especially for those pursuing careers in the health sciences. It unveils the intricate relationships among the body's organs and their remarkable structures. This subject offers a unique opportunity for students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyse these correlations, providing a foundation for various scientific professions.

The primary aim of this subject is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of the thoracic, abdominal, pelvic cavities and their contents. It covers a wide range of topics, including the lungs, mediastinum, heart, abdominal viscera, digestive organs, and the genitourinary system. Students also explore the structural intricacies of the anterior thoracic and abdominal walls, the pelvis, as well as the blood and nerve supply to visceral organs and relevant endocrine structures like the adrenal glands and pancreas. Emphasis is placed on elucidating how these structures relate to their functions, particularly in the realms of breathing, digestion, excretion, and reproduction.

Furthermore, this subject encourages students to draw connections between their anatomical knowledge and ongoing research in fields such as physiology, histology, and related disciplines. Both theoretical insights and practical skills are imparted, providing a strong foundation for further studies in medicine, dentistry, or research areas demanding a profound understanding of anatomy. In essence, Visceral Anatomy offers a captivating journey into the complexity of organ structures and their functions within the human body. By grasping these fundamental principles, students are not only prepared for future scientific pursuits but also gain a deeper understanding of the connections between visceral organs and their remarkable capabilities.

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