• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Geography, Health, Medicine and the Body, Geology, Health, Heritage Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Krisztina Valter-Kocsi
    • Dr Alexandra Webb
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2017
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The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to anatomy through visual arts, using an integrated approach. Students will have an opportunity to gain knowledge and visual comprehension of the structures that compose the human body and develop communication skills relevant to both disciplines. The structure and function of the body will be explored and put in context using a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials and processes including live and anatomical models. The course will be co-taught by academics in CASS and CMBE and delivered at the Medical School anatomy laboratory and the School of Art, Foundation Studies studios. A co-mentoring process will be established using postgraduate Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) students, with a background in anatomy, and postgraduate visual art students.  Applying a blended learning model this course will take advantage of the ANU's online learning environment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Describe the structures of the human body, and their relationships and functions, using appropriate anatomical terminology.
2. Demonstrate original exploration of visual arts materials and process in the context of anatomical studies
3. Application of visual arts processes to communicate their understanding of anatomy to a range of audiences
4. Evaluate and reflect upon knowledge and skills gained using relevant terminologies and techniques

Other Information

This course will be run during 3-21 July 2017.  For permission to enrol in this course, please email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au by March 31.  Please include a short paragraph of why you want to take this course and what you expect from undertaking it.

Indicative Assessment

The assessment for this course is comprised of the following:
20%  Visual and reflective diary (LO 1-4) - to be submitted 1 week after the completion of the course
70%  Projects generated during the course and presented to the cohort and staff at the end of the course (LO 1-4) - to be presented and exhibited 1 week after the completion of the course
10%  Participation (online and in-class) (LO 1-4)

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Workload

Up to 5 hours scheduled teaching (lecture with studio- and laboratory-based work) per day conducted in the Medical School Anatomy Laboratory and the School of Art.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Indicative Reading List

Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement. Valerie L. Winslow. Watson-Guptill (December 23, 2008)

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $2652
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6603 03 Jul 2017 07 Jul 2017 07 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 In Person

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