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ANT2331 - Introduction to anatomy and medical terminology

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science


Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit covers human anatomy in its broadest sense; structural & functional at the macroscopic, microscopic (histologic) & developmental (embryological) levels. Topographic studies start with the limbs & back, then the trunk & will conclude with the head and neck. Histology starts with cell structure & function and the 4 primary tissue types, followed by the histology of blood vessels. Embryology starts with fertilization and follow with the development of the organs, emphasizing how the study of development helps us to understand the organisation of the body. The course encompasses anatomical and medical terminology. Skills in observation, description & communication are developed.


On completion of this unit, students will have a comprehensive, but not necessarily detailed, knowledge and understanding of the macroscopic structure and functions of the regions and systems of the human body, the microscopic structure and functions of the cell types and tissues of which the human body is constructed, the embryological development of the human body, understand anatomical and related medical terminology, use anatomical and related medical terminology effectively in verbal and written communication. Demonstrate observational and descriptive skills in relation to histological slides, dissected anatomical specimens and radiographs, work effectively as a member of a learning team.


Continuous practical assessment: 33.3%
Practical examination: 33.3%
Examination: 33.3%

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures, 3 hours group tuition and practical, 3 hours computer-assisted learning and 3 hours private study per week