Human Anatomy 1

General Information
Duration 1 semester (14 teaching weeks)
Level Year 1, Semester 1
Unit Weighting Unit Credit Points: 10 credit points
Total Course Credit Points: 320 credit points
Student Workload Number of timetabled hours per week: 4
Number of personal study hours per week: 6
Total workload hours per week: 10
Prerequisites/ Corequisites None
Academic Details
Description This unit aims to introduce students to human anatomy. This unit builds students’ knowledge and understanding of basic human anatomy. In this unit, students study the human anatomy by the systematic approach in 11 systems, including skeletal, muscular, integumentary (surface anatomy), digestive, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, lymphatic and nervous systems. This includes the names, forms and locations of the main structures of the human body and their physiological functions.
Learning outcomes Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Utilise the anatomical terminology to describe the anatomical positions, anatomical planes, anatomical directions and types of movement of the human body.
  2. Describe different levels of structural organisation of the human body
  3. Describe and identify the macroscopic anatomy of 11 systems (skeletal, muscular, integumentary (surface anatomy), digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, lymphatic, and nervous systems) of the human body.
  4. Synthetically understand the functions of the major components/organs of the 11 systems of the human body.
  5. Apply acquired knowledge of the systemic anatomy to described locations and underlying structures of selected acupuncture points.
To successfully complete the unit, students must: attend 80% of all the lectures and tutorial classes; attempt all assessment tasks including summative and formative assessments and achieve at least 50% of the total marks; and achieve a mark of at least 40% in the final examination.
Assessment 1: Practical test (20%)

Assessment 2: Presentation (30%)

Assessment 3: Final examination (50%)

Prescribed text * The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.

Moore, K.L., Dalley, A.F., & Agur, A.M.R. (2017). Clinically Oriented Anatomy (8th ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Tortora G.D., & Derrickson, B. (2013). Principles of anatomy and physiology (14th ed.). New York: Wiley & Sons.

Recommended readings Martini, O.N. (2014). Visual Anatomy & Physiology (1st ed.). Harlow: Pearson.

Wolfgang, D. (2006). Pocket Atlas of Human Anatomy: Founded by Heinz Feneis (5th ed.). Germany. Theime

Drake, R., Vogl, A. W., & Mitchell, A. W. M. (2010). Gray’s anatomy for students (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.

Quirico, P.E., & Pedrali, T. (2007). Teaching Atlas of acupuncture: Channels and points. New York: Thieme.