Developmental Anatomy and Tissue Adaptation

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Developmental Anatomy and Tissue Adaptation

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    LQB183 or LSB255 or LSB182

    Assumed Knowledge: First level/introductory systematic anatomy of muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems and microscopic anatomy of primary tissues is assumed knowledge

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The 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 Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Provide evidence of effective experimental design and scientific writing skills whilst applying appropriate ethical considerations and statistical skills.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate information retrieval and technological skills through oral and written communication.
    3. Demonstrate specialist knowledge in embryology and tissue biomechanics.
    4. Use complex reasoning and practical interpretation skills to analyse and communicate understanding in biomedical cases.

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