hbs3had human anatomy d




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject the anatomical principles and terminology, introduced in HBS3HAD Human Anatomy D, will be applied to the detailed study of anatomical viscera and visceral systems of the human body. A research enquiry involving cadaver dissection will constitute approximately one-third of this subject. Emphasis will be placed on the application of anatomical principles, to correlate structure with function, in developing an understanding of the basis of everyday activities and related clinical scenarios.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Fernandez

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS2HAA and HBS2HAB. Priority will also be given to students who have completed HBS3HAC.


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

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClemente's anatomy dissectorPrescribedClemente,C.D 20103RD EDN. LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsClinically oriented anatomyPrescribedMoore, K.L., Dalley, A.F. and Agur, A.M. (2014)(7TH EDN.)LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsColor atlas of anatomy: a photographic study of the human bodyPrescribedRohen,J, Yokoshi,C, Lutjen-Drecoll,E 20117TH EDN. LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsHBS3HAD student manualPrescribedSchool of Human BiosciencesCURRENT EDN. FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LTU, BUNDOORA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Competently identify anatomical structures presented in situ, or images, and clearly define its location and function in the body using available anatomical resources.

Practical tests. Ongoing assessment during dissection task.

02. Independently source and assimilate credible knowledge of anatomical principles relating to the thoracic abdominal and pelvic cavities and the contained visceral structures.

End of semester examination.

03. Independently perform research and combine findings, in a team, to collaboratively write a review describing dissection procedures plus structure and function of key anatomical structures exposed.

Written assignment.

04. Work independently and collaboratively, in a team, to perform an anatomical dissection.

Dissection task.

05. Work independently and collaboratively, in a team, to develop a well integrated, evidence-based anatomical practical report and presentation.

Dissection presentation.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Fernandez

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 31 - 38
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 39 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Individual dissection task and presentation (equiv to 1,100 words per person)4001, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2-hour written examination4501, 02
Three 250-word practical tests1501, 02