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The study of anatomy and histology is organised into four disciplines: topographical anatomy, neuroanatomy, histology and embryology. These disciplines consider cell structure and the basic tissues of the mammalian body, musculoskeletal anatomy, and the anatomy of the brain.

Completing a graduate diploma year in anatomy and histology will provide you with the opportunity to complete original research on a project supervised by a member of staff who is an expert in your specialist area.

There are a range of projects on offer, in areas such as animal development, muscle research, structural cell biology, vision and cognition, reproduction, pain research, human molecular genetics and more.

You will have access to research facilities and resources including a molecular biology facility, electron microscopes, advanced imaging facilities and laser capture microdissection equipment.

To qualify for admission to this specialisation, you must achieve suitable results in senior anatomy and histology or neuroscience.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates who specialise 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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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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