Cranial and Cervical Anatomy (ANAT3004)


This unit of study covers skull, muscles of facial expression, muscles of jaw and neck, ear, eye, nose, oral cavity and larynx and pharynx as well as peripheral distribution of cranial nerves in the head and neck. The functional components of the cranial nerves and their relationship to the special senses and special motor functions such as facial gesture and speech are also studied. Tutorials are designed to encourage students to develop their own approach to the understanding and organisation of subject material. Communication of key concepts and presentation of subject material in an academic context are encouraged and assessed in a major assignment.

Further unit of study information


One 1-hour lecture and two 2-hour tutorials per week.


Theory exam, prac exam, continuous assessment (100%)


Rohan, Yokochi, Lutjen-drecoll. Color Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ANAT2009 or ANAT2010. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED at Credit average including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806)

Assumed knowledge: General knowledge of biology.


ANAT3904, ANAT3005

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.