Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, the anatomical principles and terminology introduced in HBS2HAA/HBS2HAB will be applied to the detailed study of anatomy of the head and neck, plus a dissection based research enquiry. Lectures will provide an outline of the major content of this subject, but students will be responsible for their own learning through various practical activities. A research enquiry involving cadaver dissection will constitute approximately one-third of this subject. Emphasis is placed on the application of anatomical principles to correlate structure with function in developing an understanding of the bases of everyday activities and related clinical problems.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAaron McDonald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (HBS2HAA and HBS2HAB) or (HBS2ALL and HBS2ATL)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students will be selected on the basis of attaining the highest marks in both subjects (HBS2HAA and HBS2HAB) or (HBS2ALL and HBS2ATL in 2010)

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinically oriented anatomyPrescribedMoore, K, Dalley, A & Agur, A 20086TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
ReadingsColor atlas of anatomy: a photographic study of the human bodyPrescribedRohen,J, Yokochi,C, Lutjen-Drecoll,E 20117TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsHBS3HAC student manualPrescribedDepartment of Human BiosciencesCURRENT EDN, FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LTU, BUNDOORA
ReadingsClemente's anatomy dissectorRecommendedClemente, C 20103RD EDN, LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAaron McDonald

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 17
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 18 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Three 350-word practical tests15
individual dissection task and presentation (equiv to 1,100 words per person)40
one 2-hour written examination45