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ANAT3909: Functional Systems Histology (Advanced)

2024 unit information

ANAT3909 provides students with the theoretical knowledge of the histology of different functional systems of the body. Hands-on practical training is gained in the operation of the light microscope to examine complex human and animal histological slides of different tissues. An in-depth understanding is gained of the alimentary, renal, endocrine, reproductive, and sensory systems, and this knowledge is applied to current trends in research and in the clinical field. For example, students are exposed to current research regarding embryo implantation and placental development, and its clinical application relating to IVF treatment. This encourages students to apply their knowledge to various fields and gain professional attitude towards learning and scientific endeavour. The practical sessions complement the theory lectures, ensuring students apply the lecture content and necessitate group work to complete practical discussion points. Students develop their written and oral communications skills in the language and conventions of the subject through regular discussions. The theoretical and practical skills gained will provide a basis for further studies in fields such as anatomy, histology, and pathology, or in postgraduate medicine, as well as in areas of research requiring knowledge of advanced cell biology and histological examination and evaluation. We will further enhance learned skills by developing independent learning in specific topic selections. This advanced learning will allow students to apply their foundational knowledge of the normal histology of functional tissues and apply this to a clinical scenario relating how pathological cellular changes and processes contribute to tissue dysfunction and disease.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Department of Medical Sciences

Code ANAT3909
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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A WAM of 70 and an average mark of 70 or above from 12cp from {[ANAT2008 or ANAT2X10 or PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X06 or PHSI2X07 or PHSI2X08 or MEDS2001 or MEDS2002 or MEDS2003 or MEDS2004 or MEDS2005 or PSYC2X10 or PSYC2X11 or PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or PSYC2X15 or BIOL2X21 or BIOL2X22 or BIOL2X24 or BIOL2X30 or BIOL2X31] or [BMED2401 and BMED2402]}
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ANAT3009
Assumed knowledge:
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ANAT2008 or equivalent. competency with use of light microscope

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

  • LO1. To be competent with the use of the light microscope.
  • LO2. To use the light microscope and histological slides to interpret, classify and identify various tissues.
  • LO3. To interpret electron microscope images to identify ultrastructural details related to cell/tissue function.
  • LO4. To discuss differences in tissue architecture via light and/or electron microscopy techniques and relate to tissue function.
  • LO5. To compare different histological features between multiple tissues to aid in identification and classification.
  • LO6. To analyse tissue using microscopy techniques and draw conclusions on tissue structure and function.
  • LO7. To demonstrate competence in interpretation of microscopy samples to aid in explaining the characteristic features of different tissues.
  • LO8. To apply knowledge obtained using microscopy techniques to other fields of science and technology.
  • LO9. To effectively communicate any findings arising from independent learning and analysis of histological tissues, by both oral and written presentations.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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