Human Anatomy 1

General Information
Duration 1 semester
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 None
Academic Details
Description This unit introduces students to human anatomy and provides the requisite knowledge and understanding of the nature and functions of the human body as an essential component for the clinical application of TCM.
Students study 11 core systems of the human body including skeletal, muscular, integumentary, digestive, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, lymphatic and nervous systems. Anatomical naming conventions, forms and locations of the body’s main structures and physiological functions are addressed.
Knowledge of these systems prepares students for their understanding of the regional and surface anatomy (including underlying structures) required to precisely identify acupuncture points which are introduced in greater detail in the study of HMS105 Human Anatomy 2 later in the course.
Learning outcomes On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Accurately apply anatomical terminology to describe the positions, planes, directions and types of movement of the human body.
  2. Explain the different levels of the human body’s structural organisation.
  3. Identify the macroscopic anatomy of the human body’s 11 core systems (skeletal, muscular, integumentary (surface anatomy), digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, lymphatic, and nervous systems).
  4. Describe the physical and functional relationship between major structures and organs of the 11 systems.

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