- Class Number 6466
- Term Code 2950
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Alexandra Webb
- Elisa Crossing
- AsPr Krisztina Valter-Kocsi
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 28/06/2019
- Class End Date 19/07/2019
- Census Date 05/07/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 05/07/2019
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the structures of the human body, and their relationships and functions, using appropriate anatomical terminology.
- Demonstrate original exploration of visual arts materials and process in the context of anatomical studies
- Application of visual arts processes to communicate their understanding of anatomy to a range of audiences
- Evaluate and reflect upon knowledge and skills gained using relevant terminologies and techniques
The convenors and lecturers of this course are active researchers in the field of anatomy, neuroscience, medical education and art. Their expertise in these fields are utilised in the content delivery and the assessment style of this course. Students are actively encouraged to experiment in their interpretation of the content and apply their knowledge. A number of students have returned to our laboratories to conduct research after their exposure to the research-led nature of this course.
The Session 1 course introduction commences with an 'Anatomy and Art' Tour at the National Gallery of Australia.
Students are expected to organise their own transport to and from the National Gallery of Australia: https://nga.gov.au/visiting/gettinghere.cfm
Please note that if driving, there are parking charges at the Gallery.
Prior to attending, please note the Gallery conditions of entry: https://nga.gov.au/visiting/conditions.cfm
Additional Course Costs
There is a material fee for this course that will be advised at the Introduction session.
A4 Visual Diary (minimum size)
Additional resources may need to be sought or purchased for the independent course project (this is dependent on the student's independent course project plans)
The course textbook is Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement. Valerie L. Winslow. Watson-Guptill (December 23, 2008)
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction - 28th June School of Art Induction Medical School Induction National Gallery of Australia ‘Anatomy & Art’ Tour|
|2||Structure and Shape - 1st July 9.30am-12.30pm Structured Workshops 12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm-4.30pm Supervised Studio Practice|
|3||Classification and Landmarks - 2nd July 9.30am-12.30pm Structured Workshops 12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm-4.30pm Supervised Studio Practice|
|4||Architecture of the Body - 3rd July 9.30am-12.30pm Structured Workshops 12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm-4.30pm Supervised Studio Practice|
|5||Muscles and Mobility - 4th July 9.30am-12.30pm Structured Workshops 12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm-4.30pm Supervised Studio Practice|
|6||The Powerhouse 1 – Thoracic Cavity - 5th July 9.30am-12.30pm Structured Workshops 12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm-4.30pm Supervised Studio Practice|
|7||The Powerhouse 2 – Thoracic Cavity - 8th July 9.30am-12.30pm Structured Workshops 12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm-4.30pm Supervised Studio Practice|
|8||Vision and Colour - 9th July 9.30am-12.30pm Structured Workshops 12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm-4.30pm Supervised Studio Practice|
|9||Perception – Constructing Our World - 10th July 9.30am-12.30pm Structured Workshops 12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm-4.30pm Supervised Studio Practice|
|10||Independent Course Project - 11th July 9.30am-4.30pm Independent Work in the Studio|
|11||Independent Course Project - 12th July 9.30am-4.30pm Independent Work in the Studio|
|12||Independent Course Project - 15th July 9.30am-4.30pm Independent Work in the Studio|
|13||Independent Course Project - 16th July 9.30am-4.30pm Independent Work in the Studio|
|14||Mounting of Exhibition works at the School of Art - 17th & 18th July Times to be advised|
|15||Exhibition at the School of Art - 18th July Times to be advised||Assessment|
|16||Packing up exhibition and clean up - 19th July Times to be advised||Assessment|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Portfolio of works, visual diary & reflective account, participation||70 %||18/07/2019||30/09/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Independent Course Project||30 %||18/07/2019||30/09/2019||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Participation is assessed from the portfolio of works and the documentation of engagement evident in independent project, visual diary & reflective account, interaction with peers and teachers, contribution to discussion and critique, participation in exhibtion set-up and pack-up.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Portfolio of works, visual diary & reflective account, participation
Assessment of Portfolio of all two- and three-dimensional works created in class (please submit a USB stick containing images of all works created during the course) (40%), Visual Diary & Reflective Account (20%), Active Participation during the course (10%).
A visual diary is used to document, through drawing, writing and other materials, the development of your observational and analytical skills, and to demonstrate your commitment to independent study. Every visual diary reflects an individual's approach to keeping notes, drawings and visual observations in context of the course learning resources, outcomes and independent research.
The visual diary should reflect the development of ideas over the duration of the course, experimentation and reflections on own work and that of other artists. The visual diary forms a significant part of assessing the engagement with the course and the set activities for each week. It should show references pertaining to the concepts taught as well as the outcomes of the individual study projects and evidence of reflective engagement with the course. Students can reference the above though a combination of visual materials, drawings and text.
Students are required to collect the USB, Visual Diary and Reflective Account after marking is completed.
Students are required to collect and remove any works displayed in the exhibition.
|Criteria/ Learning outcomes||HD||D||CR||P||N (Fail)|
Describe the structures of the human body, and their relationships and functions, using appropriate anatomical terminology.
All anatomical information correctly and comprehensively covered. No spelling errors at all. No errors of fact.
Sound coverage of content. All information correct. No spelling errors. No errors of fact.
Sound coverage of content. Some spelling errors. Minor factual errors.
Not all content covered. Errors or gaps in material. Spelling or factual errors.
Fails to demonstrate correct and relevant anatomical content.
Demonstrate original exploration of visual arts materials and process in the context of anatomical studies
Evidence of very high levels of original exploration of visual materials and process in the context of anatomical studies
Evidence of high levels of original exploration of visual materials and process in the context of anatomical studies
Evidence of an adequate level of original exploration of visual materials and process in the context of anatomical studies
Evidence of basic original exploration of visual materials and process in the context of anatomical studies
Fails to demonstrate sufficient level of original exploration of materials in the context of anatomical studies
Application of visual arts processes to communicate their understanding of anatomy to a range of audiences
Demonstrates an exceptionally high application of visual arts processes to communicate understanding of anatomy
Demonstrates a high application of visual arts processes to communicate understanding of anatomy
Demonstrates a competent application of visual arts processes to communicate understanding of anatomy
Demonstrates basic application of visual arts processes to communicate understanding of anatomy
Fails to demonstrate a sufficient application of visual arts processes to communicate understanding of anatomy
Evaluate and reflect upon knowledge and skills gained using relevant terminologies and techniques
Extensive reflection of the development of ideas, experimentation and research documented in the visual diary.
Very good evidence of reflection of the development of ideas, experimentation and research documented in the visual diary.
Adequate reflection of the development of ideas, experimentation and research documented in the visual diary.
Basic reflection of the development of ideas, experimentation and research documented in the visual diary.
Fails to demonstrate reflection of the development of ideas, experimentation and research documented in the visual diary.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Independent Course Project
Work of student’s own choice created independently during the course and documentation thereof in your Visual Diary as well as active participation in the exhibition.
Students are expected to work together as a team to prepare and mount the exhibition as well as pack up and clean the exhibition space. Projects must include a completed BIOL Assignment Cover (see Wattle site).
Students are required to collect and remove their independent work after the exhibition
|Same as Task #1|
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You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Students will be required to collect their independent and portfolio works after the exhibition.
Students will be notified when the marking is completed so that they can come to collect the USB, visual diary and reflective account.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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AsPr Alexandra Webb