Principles of Human Structure

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles of Human Structure

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Human Biology, Human Development, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BIOL10004 Biology of Cells and Organisms
    BIOL10005 Genetics & The Evolution of LifeT
    OR 1st year of the Bachelor of Biomedicine.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    By the end of this subject, students should:
    - comprehend the terminology of topographic anatomy; the principles of embryological development and the derivatives of the primary germ layers; the principles related to each of the following types of anatomical structure: skin, fascia and skeletal muscles, bones and joints, vessels, nerves and viscera; the organisation of the body into regions and the anatomy of the major organ systems.
    - develop observational and organisational skills to identify and interpret exposed anatomical structures and regions; communication skills (written and oral) to describe the normal structure of the human body; and
    - appreciate the important clinical applications relevant to the body regions and the approaches to imaging the human body

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.