Comparative Primate Anatomy (ANAT2009)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of student covers the musculo-skeletal anatomy of the human body with particular emphasis on human evolution and comparisons with apes and fossil hominids. The topics covered include the versatility of the human hand, in manipulation and locomotion, bipedalism, climbing and brachiation in apes, and the change in pelvic anatomy associated with bipedalism and obstetric consequences.
Further unit of study information
Two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour practical per week.
Three quizzes (15%), theory exam (55%), practical exam
Kapit, W and Elson, LM 2014 The Anatomy Coloring Book. Addison-Wesley. 4th edition
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
36 credit points, including (12 credit points of Junior Biology (not including MBLG) OR 12 credit points of Junior Psychology OR 12 credit points of Junior Archaeology.)
Knowledge of basic vertebrate biology
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.