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This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

Anatomy and histology is the study of the structure of living things. Your introduction to the area is through the study of cell structure (histology) and the basic tissue of mammalian biology and musculo-skeletal anatomy. In senior year we divide your studies into four disciplines. You will study topographical anatomy (bones, muscles, nerves, arteries, veins); neuroanatomy (anatomy and organisation of the nervous system); histology (microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues) and embryology (development of an embryo from fertilisation to foetus stage). Dissection plays a part.

Graduate opportunities

Science graduates who major in anatomy and histology are employed in universities, the CSIRO, hospitals and pathology laboratories, often specialising in electron microscopy or histochemistry. Recent graduates have also become teachers or are employed in the scientific equipment industry.
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