• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Human Sciences, Medical Science, Biomedical Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Krisztina Valter-Kocsi
    • Dr Alexandra Webb
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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Enrolment in 2015 is restricted to 50 students and entry will be merit-based.

The aim of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the morphology and functional anatomy of the human body.  The course incorporates normal structure and function of the human body and provides an insight to the implications of disruption of normal structure and function.  During the course, lectures will address topics covering all of the systems of teh human body.  In practical sessions students will have the opportunity to examine prosected specimens and models of the human body.  This applied course provides students with skills to prepare for a medical or health-related careers.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Learning outcomes: 

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1.  Identify and describe the major structures of the human body.

2.  Discuss the structural organisation and functions of each system of the human body.

3.  Apply their knowledge of human anatomy to solve questions regarding function and disease.

4.  Analyse and synthesise their knowledge and skills to create effective anatomy teaching and learning tools.

Other Information

For permission to enrol in this course, please email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au by 30 November.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:       

•Theory exam (60%; LO 1-4)

•Assignment (25%; LO 1-4)

•Practical exam (15%; LO 1-4)

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Two lectures and 1x2 hour compulsory practical class per week.  Additional tutorial sessions of up to two hours may be offered.  Students require another 4 non-contact hours for preparation and reading.

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

• Gilroy. Anatomy: An Essential Textbook. An Illustrated Review. 1st edition (2013). Thieme

• Gilroy et al. Atlas of Anatomy. 2nd edition (2012). Thieme

• Crossman AR, Nery D: Neuroanatomy, an illustrated colour text 4th ed Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier 2010

Assumed Knowledge

Recommended courses include:  BIOL1008, BIOL2174, BIOL2103.


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3483 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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