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Human anatomy 2: Organs, tissues and body systems (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Jeffrey Kerr

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject reviews how the human body is put together at the microscopic level to form tissues and organs. Knowledge of organ and tissue structure is essential for research and clinicopathological evaluations ranging from macromolecules to the whole organ level. Topics include stem cells and their tissue derivatives, medical histology, functions of musculoskeletal, gut, reproductive, neurovascular, haematological systems; the brain and biomedical importance of immune system and hormone producing organs, healthy vs diseased conditions, computer based learning programs. Students conduct own laboratory research of organs/tissues, and prepare an illustrated written report at end of semester.

Assessment: Practical laboratory investigation report: 35% + Practical test: 30% + Examination: 35%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour laboratory per week

Prerequisites: 24 points of first-year level units (or equivalent)

Corequisites: ANT2311 (highly recommended)

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