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ANAT3907: Visceral Anatomy (Advanced)

This unit of study aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the clinical and functional anatomy of the viscera in the human body. The focus is on the organ systems in the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis (respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, and autonomic nervous systems) and their functional integration with each other. Through the course practicals and workshops, students will acquire a 3-dimensional understanding of the human body and be able to apply this to cross-sectional, imaging, and clinical anatomy. As an advanced student you will also have the opportunity to engage with your colleagues through teaching, generating new ideas and informally presenting to the cohort. Students will study prosected wet cadaveric specimens, models, bones, and medical images. Relevant clinical and functional anatomy is discussed in lecture and practical sessions and are the focus of special workshop sessions designed to allow students to apply the course content via clinical scenarios. Other workshops are designed to analyze topographical, imaging, and cross-sectional anatomy of the respective regions through the study of MRI, CT, ultrasound, and X-ray medical images. The weekly format is a one hour lecture, two hour wet lab practical and a one hour workshop. This Unit of Study serves as a suitable preparation for Graduate Programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physical therapies, Forensic sciences, and other applied para-clinical and clinical fields. Successful completion of this Unit will provide students with a substantial understanding of Human Anatomy to support Post-Graduate careers in the fields of Biomedical Research, Innovation and Development.

Code ANAT3907
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
A mark of 70 or above in [12cp from (ANAT2008 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910 or PHSI2005 or PHSI2905 or PHSI2006 or PHSI2906 or PHSI2007 or PHSI2907 or PHSI2008 or PHSI2908 or MEDS2001 or MEDS2002 or MEDS2003 or MEDS2004 or PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or PSYC2015 or BIOL2021 or BIOL2921 or BIOL2022 or BIOL2922)]
ANAT3007 or BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
Assumed knowledge:
BIOL1008 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998 or BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. define the regions and sub regions and their structures within
  • LO2. describe, identify, draw and tabulate the features of the viscera
  • LO3. understand the neural and vascular supply to the viscera
  • LO4. discuss the significance of the anatomy to the physiology
  • LO5. identify and distinguish the macroscopic structures when viewed with modern imaging techniques
  • LO6. apply your theoretical and practical knowledge to evaluate clinical and pathological issues
  • LO7. write and speak clearly, concisely, and grammatically in the language of the subject