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.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit considers the anatomy and development of the major organs and organ systems of the body. The classical morphogenetic steps/stages in organ development are described, as well as the most up to date knowledge of the molecular/genetic and foetal/maternal environmental regulation of these morphogenetic processes. Organ systems covered include musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, central nervous, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and reproductive. Students will learn how abnormalities in genetic and/or environmental regulation of development lead to birth defects as well as chronic diseases in adulthood.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Describe the basic anatomy and development of the major organs and organ systems;
- Analyse the genetic and environmental regulation of organogenesis in the major organ systems;
- Explain how errors or perturbations in genetic and/or environmental regulation of development can lead to birth defects and outline how suboptimal development can result in or predispose to adult chronic disease;
- Relate the relative contributions of endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm in the formation of the tissues and organs of the adult body;
- Demonstrate familiarity with experimental strategies and techniques used to identify and study organogenesis and the regulation of organogenesis;
- Demonstrate an ability to interpret, discuss and present studies in anatomy and developmental biology research.
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 reports: 20%
Examination (2 hours): 50% (Hurdle)
This unit is subject to the Hurdle and Threshold Standards policiesHurdle and Threshold Standards policies (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/policies/assessment-policy-2017.html) of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.
Two lectures and one three-hour practical class per week.
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