DEV2022 - Human anatomy and development: Tissues and body systems - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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



Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jane Black


Dr Chantal Hoppe
Dr Kim Catania

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


DEV2011 or equivalent


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.


NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

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

A total of 12 hours per week including 6 hours of directed learning (such as lectures, practicals and tutorials) and 6 hours of private study

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