DEV2022 - Human anatomy and development: Tissues and body systems - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Dr Chantal Hoppe and Dr Oksan Gezmish

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit provides students with basic knowledge of the structure of the human body. It describes how tissues are combined to form organs, and how organs and organ systems are organized to form adult body structure. The microscopic and macroscopic structure of the human body and some major body systems are covered. The general body plan is described and how the body plan is established during embryogenesis is discussed.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic anatomical structure of the human body and some of the major body systems;
  2. Describe the microscopic structure of the human body and how the primary tissue types combine to form a complete organism;
  3. Explain how the general body plan is established in the embryo, and the processes of organogenesis and how major congenital abnormalities arise;
  4. Demonstrate practical laboratory skills in anatomy & developmental biology;
  5. Collaborate effectively as a pair or in a group to complete academic tasks;
  6. Discuss and critically analyse anatomical and developmental biology studies.


Practical and laboratory assessments: 25%

Mid-semester tests: 25%

Examination (2 hours): 50% (Hurdle)

This unit is subject to the Hurdle and Threshold Standards policiesHurdle and Threshold Standards policies ( of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Workload requirements

Two lectures and one 2-hour practical class per week + 2 hours of directed learning and 6 hours of self-directed learning

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


DEV2011 or equivalent. (Students in course 3543 Bachelor of Biotechnology are exempt from this rule.)