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ANAT1001 – Introduction to Anatomy

2021 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Dr Stephanie Marhoff-Beard
17 Wally's Walk (west) Room 360
By appointment only
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
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Unit description Unit description

This is an introductory unit which presents the basic concepts in gross anatomy, histology and embryology. All systems of the human body are introduced and described at the microscopic and macroscopic levels. The unit also focuses on clinical and surface anatomy. Anatomical models, histology slides and medical imagery are used in the practical sessions.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Adopt and be able to use anatomical terminology: define and understand the anatomical position, anatomical planes, sections and directional terms.
  • ULO2: Describe different levels of structural organisation of the human body.
  • ULO3: Name and identify the four basic tissues and describe the major characteristics of each.
  • ULO4: Describe the major developmental events that occur during the embryonic and foetal periods.
  • ULO5: Describe the microscopic and macroscopic anatomy of all systems of the human body and explain their functions: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Nervous, Endocrine, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive
  • ULO6: Apply the knowledge of anatomy within clinical contexts.
  • ULO7: Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of showing appreciation and respect for those who have bequeathed their bodies or parts of to anatomical education.

General Assessment Information

Participation

Participation in practical classes is a hurdle task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks).

It is a condition of passing the unit that students must actively participate in a minimum of 80% of the practical classes for the semester. This means you must attend a minimum of at least 10 out of 12 practicals for the semester. Students are expected to present their lab manuals to their tutors at the conclusion of the weekly practical class and will be marked on the completion of the activities.

Please contact the unit convener as soon as possible if you have difficulty attending and participating in any classes throughout the semester. There may be alternatives available to make up the work. If there are circumstances that mean you miss a class, you can apply for a Special Consideration. If you do not meet the participation requirement, regardless of your accumulative marks, you will be unable to receive a passing grade for this unit.

 

Special Consideration

The University is committed to equity and fairness in all aspects of its learning and teaching. It recognises that students may experience events beyond their control that adversely affect their academic performance in assessment activities. Special Consideration applies only to short-term, serious and unavoidable circumstances that arise after a study period has commenced, and where specific assessment task/s have been affected. Students are expected to plan their work so that they can meet assessment deadlines at the same time as other obligations which they may have, both inside and outside the University.

Serious and Unavoidable circumstances: the University classifies circumstances as serious and unavoidable if they:

  • could not have reasonably been anticipated, avoided or guarded against by the student; and
  • were beyond the student's control; and
  • caused substantial disruption to the student’s capacity for undertaking assessment for the unit(s); and
  • occurred during an event critical study period and were at least three (3) consecutive days duration or a total of 5 days within the teaching period and/or
  • prevented completion of an assessment task scheduled for a specific date (e.g. final examination, in class test/quiz, in class presentation).

Students with a pre-existing disability/health condition or prolonged adverse circumstances may be eligible for ongoing assistance and support. Such support is governed by the Student Disability Support Policy and may be sought and coordinated through Campus Wellbeing. It is recognised that students with chronic/long-term conditions may experience an acute episode of their condition, and that it may not always be possible for the University to put sufficient arrangements in place to provide a reasonable adjustment at the time of assessment.  Such eventualities are covered by this policy.

If you receive special consideration for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled in the interval between the regular exam period and the start of the next session.  By making a special consideration application for the final exam you are declaring yourself available for a resit during the supplementary examination period and will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments.  Please ensure you are familiar with the policy prior to submitting an application. You can check the supplementary exam information page on FSE101 in iLearn (bit.ly/FSESupp) for dates, and approved applicants will receive an individual notification one week prior to the exam with the exact date and time of their supplementary examination.​

 

Fit to Sit Model

Macquarie University operates under a ‘Fit to Sit’ model. This means that, in sitting an examination and/or in-class test or otherwise submitting an assessment, a student is declaring that they are fit to do so. It is the responsibility of the student to determine whether they are fit to sit an examination or test, or otherwise submit an assessment. Therefore, if a student is feeling unfit to sit the examination or test, or otherwise submit the assessment, they should not do so.

Nonetheless, a student may submit an application for Special Consideration if they can demonstrate that:

  • they were unfit to make reasonable judgement on their fitness to undertake the assessment, due to mental illness or other exceptional circumstances, or
  • they were taken ill during the assessment (in the case of an examination or test), and this can be independently corroborated.

In cases where a student is taken ill during an examination/class test, the student must advise the examination supervisor, who will record the case on the Examination Room Report Form.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Practical test 1 20% No Week 7
Practical Test 2 20% No Week 13
Final Theory Exam 40% No Offical University Examination Period
Online Quizzes 20% No Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Practical test 1

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Week 7
Weighting: 20%

 

Practical test (related to models and histology slides used during the practicals and tutorials). Test one will cover weeks 1-6.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Adopt and be able to use anatomical terminology: define and understand the anatomical position, anatomical planes, sections and directional terms.
  • Describe different levels of structural organisation of the human body.
  • Name and identify the four basic tissues and describe the major characteristics of each.
  • Describe the major developmental events that occur during the embryonic and foetal periods.
  • Describe the microscopic and macroscopic anatomy of all systems of the human body and explain their functions: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Nervous, Endocrine, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive

Practical Test 2

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Week 13
Weighting: 20%

 

Practical test (related to models and histology slides used during the practicals and tutorials). Test two will cover weeks 7-12.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Adopt and be able to use anatomical terminology: define and understand the anatomical position, anatomical planes, sections and directional terms.
  • Describe different levels of structural organisation of the human body.
  • Name and identify the four basic tissues and describe the major characteristics of each.
  • Describe the major developmental events that occur during the embryonic and foetal periods.
  • Describe the microscopic and macroscopic anatomy of all systems of the human body and explain their functions: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Nervous, Endocrine, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive

Final Theory Exam

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: Offical University Examination Period
Weighting: 40%

 

This will cover the content of the entire semester. Questions will include multiple choice questions, short answer questions, short answer questions and annotate the diagram questions. The final exam covers weeks 1-13.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Adopt and be able to use anatomical terminology: define and understand the anatomical position, anatomical planes, sections and directional terms.
  • Describe different levels of structural organisation of the human body.
  • Name and identify the four basic tissues and describe the major characteristics of each.
  • Describe the major developmental events that occur during the embryonic and foetal periods.
  • Describe the microscopic and macroscopic anatomy of all systems of the human body and explain their functions: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Nervous, Endocrine, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive
  • Apply the knowledge of anatomy within clinical contexts.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of showing appreciation and respect for those who have bequeathed their bodies or parts of to anatomical education.

Online Quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 4 hours
Due: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Weighting: 20%

 

Six online quizzes completed fortnightly. Questions are based on the previous weeks lecture topics.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Adopt and be able to use anatomical terminology: define and understand the anatomical position, anatomical planes, sections and directional terms.
  • Describe different levels of structural organisation of the human body.
  • Name and identify the four basic tissues and describe the major characteristics of each.
  • Describe the major developmental events that occur during the embryonic and foetal periods.
  • Describe the microscopic and macroscopic anatomy of all systems of the human body and explain their functions: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Nervous, Endocrine, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive
  • Apply the knowledge of anatomy within clinical contexts.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

This unit is characterized by a moderate degree of flexibility. It incorporates a variety of learning tools and media. It will comprise: 

1. One 1-hour and one 2-hour lecture per week (3-hours total), weeks 1-13. Lectures will be delivered via Zoom, there are no face-to-face lectures, and these can be viewed on the unit iLearn page.

2. One 1-hour tutorial fortnightly during weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 in university classrooms; you will have the opportunity to have discussions with your tutor and peers on the key concepts covered during the previous two weeks of content.

3. One 2-hour laboratory practical per week 1-13 (except where indicated) in the anatomy laboratories; histology slides and anatomy models will be used. 

Participation in practical classes is a hurdle requirement for this unit. It is a condition of passing the unit that students must actively participate in a minimum of 80% of the practical classes for the semester. Students are expected to present their lab manuals to their tutors at the conclusion of the weekly practical class and will be marked on the completion of the activities. If you do not meet the participation requirement, regardless of your accumulative marks, you will be unable to receive a passing grade for this unit.

Students must attend the classes (tutorials and lab practicals) in which they enrolled. They may not exchange their class time. In special circumstances, students may apply (with the appropriate documentation) in writing to the unit convener, for requests regarding changes. These requests are to be submitted to the unit convenor.

Unit Schedule

WEEK

LECTURE

(Monday)

LECTURE

(Tuesday)

TUTORIAL

(Mon/Tues)

LABORATORY PRACTICAL

(Wed/Thurs/Fri)

1

22 February

Introduction

Terminology and orientation

Cells

Basic tissue

Epithelium

 

Cell Biology and epithelium

(No on campus practical, complete practical 1 at home)

2

1 March

Connective tissue

Axial and appendicular skeleton

Terminology and orientation, cell biology and connective tissue

Bones

Connective tissue

(QUIZ 1)

3

8 March

Joints

Bone tissue

Muscle tissue

 

Joints

Specialised connective tissue

4

15 March

Embryology

Skeletal muscles

Bones, joints and

Embryology

Skeletal muscles

Muscle tissue

(QUIZ 2)

5

22 March

Skin

Cardiovascular system

 

Blood vessels (histology and anatomy)

Heart

6

29 March

Blood

No lecture

Muscles and Skin

Revision

(QUIZ 3)

5-16 April

SEMESTER 1 BREAK

7

19 April

Lymphatics

Nervous tissue

Brain (Part 1)

 

Practical Test 1

8

26 April

Brain (part 2)

Cranial nerves

Spinal cord

Spinal nerves

Autonomic nervous system

Blood, blood vessels, lymphatics and nervous system

Nervous system histology and anatomy

(QUIZ 4)

9

3 May

Endocrine system

Respiratory system

 

Respiratory system histology and anatomy

10

10 May

Digestive system 1

Digestive system 2

Endocrine system and respiratory system

Digestive system histology and anatomy

(QUIZ 5)

11

17 May

Special senses

Urinary system

 

Digestive system histology

Urinary system anatomy

24 May

Somatic senses and motor control

Reproductive system

Digestive system, reproductive system and special senses

Urinary histology

Reproductive system histology and anatomy

(QUIZ 6)

13

31 May

Surface anatomy

Revision

 

Practical Test 2

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

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The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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