• Offered by ANU Medical School
  • 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
    • Riemke Aggio-Bruce
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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:

  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

Due to the limited space, enrolment in this course is restricted to 100 students. Students will be selected based on merit.

To register interest in this course please fill in an expression of interest form. Registrations open in late November will close on January 4. Students will be notified the outcome by early February.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Theory exam (55) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Assignment (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Practical exam (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face component which may consist of 24 x 1 hour lectures per semester (total 24 hours) and 12 X 3 hours of labs (total 36 hours) throughout the semester.
  • Approximately 70 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations, assignment and other assessment tasks.

Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.

Inherent Requirements

Not yet determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU Medical School 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
2020 $4830
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6420
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
3675 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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