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Human Anatomy II (CHI255)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit has a regional clinically-oriented approach to gross human anatomy. The regions covered in this unit are the head and neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis. Emphasis is placed on the viscera, autonomic innervation and the anatomical basis of common pathologies. Practical classes consists of prosection labs (the viewing of human cadavers), living and radiographic anatomy. The unit is based on a medical undergraduate anatomy curriculum.
Unit Learning Outcomes The broad aims of this unit are to:
1. To deepen your knowledge of the normal anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and perineum.
2. To familiarise you with cross -sectional anatomy.
3. To provide you with opportunities to explore the normal anatomy of prosected human cadavers and living patients.
4. To introduce you to the principles of radiographic anatomy.
5. To encourage you to use your anatomical knowledge to identify normal structures on clinical images.

Specific learning outcomes are in the Unit Guide.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture (Radiology): 1 x 1 hr per week; Lecture (Anatomy): 1 x 2 hrs per week; Practical (Radiology): 1 x 1 hr per week; Cadaveric Anatomy Laboratory: 1 x 1 hr per week; Living Anatomy Practical: 1 x 1 hr per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The lectures are intended to support and accompany material covered in the essential textbooks for this unit. They do not substitute for wider reading but provide an opportunity to highlight specific details and for class discussion.
Attendance at practical classes is mandatory. Examining models and cadavers in the laboratory is vitally important in grasping the three-dimensional structure of the human body and the inter-relationship between organs and systems. Photographs of models and cadavers in the laboratory will be used in assessments.
Living anatomy classes are mandatory and give students the confidence and skills to palpate living bodies. Students will practice palpating and testing the integrity of muscular, ligamentous and osseous structures. Students will also learn the referral patterns of referred visceral pain and be able to outline the surface projection of organs.
Prerequisites CHI108 Human Anatomy I
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed CHI280 Human Anatomy I may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2015: 'Human Anatomy I'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc)+(BClinChiro) [New in 2015]
Appears in these Minors 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 Lee Daffin
Lecturer, Human Anatomy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2150
e: Lee.Daffin@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.054 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Lee Daffin
Lecturer, Human Anatomy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2150
e: Lee.Daffin@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.054 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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