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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Monika Zimanyi


An introduction to human anatomy and histology, the concept of primary tissues, the basic embryology of the nervous, cardio-vascular, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems. Practical classes in which the anatomy of different regions is discussed in relation to prosections, X-rays, CT scans etc. Classes finish with a group discussion in which the clinical relevance of the anatomy is reviewed.


At the completion of this unit, students will;

  1. 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 function of the cell types and tissues of which the human body is constructed

  • The embryological development of the human body

  1. understand anatomical and related medical terminology;

  1. use anatomical and related medical terminology effectively in verbal and written communication;

  1. demonstrate observational and descriptive skills in relation to histological slides, dissected anatomical specimens and radiographs; and

  1. work effectively as a member of a learning team.


Theory examinations: 70%
Practical examination: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Prof Paul McMenamin


Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics or Diploma of Health Sciences