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Comparative Primate Anatomy - ANAT2009

Year - 2020

This unit of student covers the musculo-skeletal anatomy of the human body with particular emphasis on human evolution and comparisons with apes and fossil hominids. The topics covered include the versatility of the human hand, in manipulation and locomotion, bipedalism, climbing and brachiation in apes, and the change in pelvic anatomy associated with bipedalism and obstetric consequences.

Two 1-hour lectures

Two quizzes (10%), theory exam (60%), practical exam (30%).

Kapit, W and Elson, LM 2014 The Anatomy Coloring Book. Addison-Wesley. 4th edition


6 credit points from BIOL1XXX OR MEDS1X01 OR PSYC1XXX OR ARCA1XXX


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Anatomy and Histology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Coordinator: Dr Denise Donlon Associate Coordinator: Dr Richard Ward
HECS Band: 3
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