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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, the anatomical principles and terminology introduced in HBS2HAA, HBS2HAB and HBS3HAC will be applied to the detailed study of thoracic, abdominal and pelvic anatomy. Lectures and online resources will provide an outline of the major content of this subject, students will also be responsible for self-directed learning through various practical activities with guidance from a demonstrator. A research enquiry involving cadaveric dissection will constitute forty percent of this subject. Emphasis is placed on the application of anatomical principles to correlate structure with function in developing an understanding of the basis of every day activities and related clinical and functional 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 HBS3HAC


Incompatible subjects PAM3AVD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students are required to provide their own laboratory coat when in any cadaver-based teaching laboratory. Students must also wear closed-toe shoes in cadaver-based teaching laboratories.


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClemente's anatomy dissectorRecommendedClemente,C.D (2010)3RD 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 bodyRecommendedRohen,J, Yokoshi,C, Lutjen-Drecoll,E (2016)8TH EDN. LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsHBS3HAD student manualPrescribedDepartment of Physiology, Anatomy and MicrobiologyCURRENT EDN. FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LTU, BUNDOORA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Competently identify anatomical structures and clearly define their location and function in the body.

Students will attend practicals and work independently or in groups to identify relevant structures. Resources include anatomical models, plastinated sections, skeletons, medical images and cadaveric specimens. Assessment will be via practical tests and ongoing assessment during dissection task.

02. Independently source, evaluate and synthesis knowledge of anatomical principles relating to the human body.

Students will attend lectures and practicals then independently study texts and subject manual objectives. Assessment will be via the end of semester examination.

03. Work independently and as part of a team to perform an anatomical dissection.

Students will work in a small group and research the anatomy of a selected region of the human body and submit a written dissection proposal for assessment.

04. Effectively communicate anatomical information in written and oral formats to peers.

Students will work in a small group to perform a dissection of a region of the human body

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