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Introduction to the Human Body (BMS101)

Organisational Unit Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit is designed to introduce students to the living human body. It begins with learning about the different cells and tissue types found in the body and then proceeds to the functional and gross anatomy of each of the major body systems. This unit will also deal with concepts of ageing and death. Practical classes complement and reinforce lectures and emphasise the importance of detailed observation and dissection in biology.
Unit Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
1. Demonstrated a sound theoretical knowledge of the structural organization of all human body systems.
2. Gained a practical understanding of the human body by explaining inter-relationships between body systems.
3. Acquired an understanding of how anatomical evidence supports biological evolution.
4. Learnt how to observe and document anatomy through the dissection of animal material.
5. Developed an appropriate vocabulary to effectively communicate information related to the anatomy of the human body.
6. Attained personal, professional and social responsibility by adhering to the level of ethical conduct and behaviour required in the application of dissecting animal material.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week; laboratories: 3 hours per week; optional Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS): 1 hour per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is a mix between structured (lectures) and semi-structured/self-directed (practicals). Practical classes are designed to reinforce what is learnt in the lectures allowing students to put their knowledge into practice.
Assessment Theory Component (60%) Intra/Mid-semester Theory Exam 20%; a multi-choice question exam of up to 50 minutes duration Final Theory Exam 40%; a 2-hour written paper comprised of multi-choice questions (MCQ) and short-mid answer questions. Practical Component (40%) In Lab Quizzes 20%; Ten weekly quizzes each comprised of up to ten questions. Final Practical Exam 20%; a 50-minute written paper comprised of 100 short answer questions. Feedback to students: Each student will be assigned a laboratory demonstrator who will oversee their learning during the practicals. The demonstrator will provide feedback after each weekly laboratory quiz. An online forum will also be available for feedback from the Unit Coordinator and other lecturers in this unit.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who enrol in or have completed this unit may not enrol in ANS102 Introduction to the Animal Body for credit.
Notes Optional: Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are available for this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (BLabMed) [New in 2020]
Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences) (BSc) [New in 2020]
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc) [New in 2018]
Biology and Human Biology Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biomedical Science (BSc) [New in 2020]
Clinical Laboratory Science (BSc) [New in 2020]
Food Science and Nutrition (BFoodScNutr )
Forensic Biology and Toxicology (BSc) [New in 2020]
Genetics and Molecular Biology (BSc)
Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSportExSc)+(GradDipClinExPhys) [New in 2018]
Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (BSportExSc)+(BSc) [New in 2018]
Appears in these Minors Forensic Biology
Human Anatomy
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Charlotte Oskam
Senior Lecturer Anatomy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6349
e: C.Oskam@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.050 - Building 245, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Charlotte Oskam
Senior Lecturer Anatomy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6349
e: C.Oskam@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.050 - Building 245, Murdoch Campus
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