• 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
    • Dr Zan-Min Song
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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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, online multimedia resources and lectures will address topics covering all the systems of the 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 clinical 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

2019 information: To register interest in this course for Semester 1 2019 please fill in an expression of interest form.

 Registrations will close on January 4 2019. Students will be notified the outcome by early February 2019.

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 practical class per week with associated online multimedia and quizzes with feedback. Additional sessions may be offered as required. Students require another 4 non-contact hours for preparation, online activities 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

Drake et al.: Gray’s Anatomy for Students Elsevier (available electronically using Clinical Key via the ANU Library – the link is provided on the course website)

Assumed Knowledge

Recommended courses include:  BIOL1008, BIOL2174, BIOL2103.

You can not undertake this course if you have completed BIOL2176.





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
2019 $4560
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $6060
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
3369 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A

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