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Anatomy - ANATA13435

Plan Summary

Faculty: MED - Faculty of Medicine
Program: 3435 - Psychological Science
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Major)

Plan Outline

This plan is for an Anatomy Major within Science programs including combined programs.

Anatomy is the study of the structure of the human body. The word 'anatomy' is derived from the Greek, and means 'cutting up' or 'dissection'. However, anatomy today is much more than the descriptive study of the dissected body, although dissected specimens are still used for research and instruction. The study of anatomy now embraces separate but strongly related disciplines: gross anatomy deals with the description of form, arrangement and function of the bones, joints, muscles and internal organs, together with their blood and nerve supply; histology deals with the microscopic structure of tissues and cells; embryology is concerned with the normal development of the embryo and fetus from conception to birth and with the mechanisms of development and malformations; neuroanatomy deals with the internal organisation and functions of the brain and spinal cord; biological anthropology involves applying biological principles and approaches to the study of humans & non-human primates.

In all anatomy courses strong emphasis is given to the functional significance of the structures in health and in disease.

Plan Structure

A major in Anatomy may be combined with elective courses in Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Pathology or Psychology.

Level 1

Level 2
PLUS 12 UoC from:
Level 3

18 UoC from:

Level III Anatomy courses.
Note - NEUR3211 Research Topics in Neuroscience may be counted as a Level III Anatomy course.

Plus 6 UoC from:

(i) Level III Anatomy not already taken;
(ii) Any Level III Pathology or Physiology course.

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