Developmental Anatomy and Tissue Adaptation
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology
Taught In English
LQB183 or LSB255 or LSB182Assumed Knowledge: First level/introductory systematic anatomy of muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems and microscopic anatomy of primary tissues is assumed knowledge
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe human body is very responsive to its environment, both in terms of genetic cues during embryological development and hormonal and mechanical signals during post-natal ageing. This unit will explore a number of key embryological processes where tissue patterning results in the formation of body cavities and the nervous, muscular, skeletal and cardiovascular organ systems. Furthermore the ability of tissues to adapt to their environment will be discussed through development of an understanding of tissue biomechanics and the effects of trauma and ageing on the human body. Concepts including strength determinants and the effects of loading and disuse will be explored.Learning OutcomesOn completion of this unit, you should be able to:
- Provide evidence of effective experimental design and scientific writing skills whilst applying appropriate ethical considerations and statistical skills.
- Demonstrate appropriate information retrieval and technological skills through oral and written communication.
- Demonstrate specialist knowledge in embryology and tissue biomechanics.
- Use complex reasoning and practical interpretation skills to analyse and communicate understanding in biomedical cases.
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