Human Anatomy

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Anatomy

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Human Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BIOL1040

    This course requires additional faculty approval for entry.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    2
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course provides an introduction to human gross anatomy and anatomical data analysis. Using prosected cadavers, students will learn macroscopic structure of human organ systems including the musculoskeletal, nervous and visceral systems. Students will collect and evaluate anatomical data gaining insights on human variation, measurement uncertainty, effect size and meaning of statistical significance. This course is pertinent to higher level studies in the biological sciences, and is a prerequisite for 3rd year dissection and research courses in human anatomy.
     
     
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
     
    KNOWLEDGE & COMPREHENSION
    1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of human body structure at the macroscopic level, using correct anatomical terminology (all body systems, except integumentary system).
    2. Demonstrate an awareness of the body donation program and the legal, ethical, and OH&S issues around the study of donated human bodies.
    3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of R syntax, exploratory data analsysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, and measurement uncertainty.
    APPLICATION & SKILLS
    1. Recognize and identify specific anatomical structures in situ and in isolated specimens.
    2. Infer function of a given structure from anatomical principles.
    3. Effectively communicate anatomical concepts to colleagues using discipline specific language.
    4. Write and execute basic R functions and code.
    5. Observe, tabulate, evaluate, and analyze basic anatomical data using R.
    6. Engage in reasoned scientific-inference making and experimental design by joint consideration of problem context, raw data trends, measurement uncertainty, and results of null-hypothesis or statistical significance tests.
    7. Correctly and safely conduct examinations in a human anatomy laboratory.
     
    Class Contact
    3 Lecture hours, 4 Practical or Laboratory hours
     
     
    Assessment
    Practical Spotter Exam
    Type: Exam - Mid Semester Outside Scheduled Class
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
    Due Date: Mid Semester Exam Period
    Weight: 15%
    Reading: 0 minutes
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Format: Practical
    Task Description: Course material up to and including Osteology & Arthrology of the Pelvic Girdle & Lower Limb will be testable in this exam. Exam format will be multiple timed stations, where stations consist of pinned anatomical specimens or labelled diagrams/images/models. An automatic buzzer will mark the end time for any given station and the requirement to advance to the next station. This practical exam will be run in successive groups. You must be available for the entire exam time across all groups. This could be up to 3 hours.
     
    You must bring your PPE and present your current UQ student ID card to obtain entry to the examination. If you do not have your UQ student ID card with you on the day of examination, the GAR 1A.5.2A outlines acceptable student identification that may be presented at examinations. Students unable to produce an acceptable form of identification (i.e. their current UQ student identification card or a document issued by the Student Centre) and/or who do not have the required PPE ARE NOT permitted to enter the examination room.
     
     
    Theory Exam (EOS)
    Type: Exam - during Exam Period (Central)
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3
    Due Date: Examination Period
    Weight: 30%
    Reading: 10 minutes
    Duration: 90 minutes
    Format: Multiple-choice, Short answer
    Task Description: Any body system and/or component of the BioStats module may be included in this exam.
     
     
    Practical Exam
    Type: Exam - during Exam Period (School)
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1.1, 2.1, 2.3
    Due Date: Examination Period
    Weight: 20%
    Reading: 0 minutes
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Format: Practical
    Task Description: Exam format will be multiple timed stations, where stations consist of pinned anatomical specimens or labelled diagrams/images/models. An automatic buzzer will mark the end time for any given station and the requirement to advance to the next station. Any body system may be subject to examination in this practical exam, however, emphasis will be awarded to topics falling after the intrasemester exam.
    This practical exam will be run in successive groups. You must be available for the entire exam period. This could be for up to 3 hours.
     
    You must bring your PPE and present your current UQ student ID card to obtain entry to the examination. If you do not have your UQ student ID card with you on the day of examination, the GAR 1A.5.2A outlines acceptable student identification that may be presented at examinations. Students unable to produce an acceptable form of identification (i.e. their current UQ student identification card or a document issued by the Student Centre) and/or who do not have the required PPE WILL NOT be permitted to enter the examination room.
     
     
    BioStats Entry Survey
    Type: Participation
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 2.6
    Due Date: Early Semester
    Weight: 2.5%
    Task Description: Complete the online BioStats Entry Survey posted on the BlackBoard site during the first three weeks of the course.
     
     
    BioStats Data Collection
    Type: Practical
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 2.3, 2.5
    Due Date: Early Semester
    Weight: 5%
    Task Description: Complete the data collection requirement for the BioStats Assignment, as an extended part of Practical 2, 3 and 4.
     
     
    BioStats Assignment
    Type: Web report & In-class Test
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
    Due Date: Late Semester
    Weight: 25%
    Task Description:
    This assessment has two components:
    1. BioStats Assignment: Follow the instructions of the BioStats Assignment while working iteratively in the base version of R. After each session, save out your work using the "File->Save to file..." menu option. In parallel, keep a txt file of your clean functioning code. In R Studio, insert the corresponding chunks of code from your txt file into the R Markdown template to produce a Knitr .html web report. Submit both your .html file and a .doc file of your rough work electronically. This part of the assignment is necessary preparation for the in-class BioStats multiple choice test.
    2. In-class Multiple Choice Test: Complete the 30min in-class multiple choice test.
     
     
    BioStats Exit Survey
    Type: Participation
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 2.6
    Due Date: Late Semester
    Weight: 2.5%
    Task Description: Complete the online BioStats Exit Survey posted on the course BlackBoard site by the end of week 11 of the semester.

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