Cranial & Cervical Anatomy (Advanced) (ANAT3904)


This unit of study is an alternative to ANAT3004 Cranial & Cervical for talented students with a special interest in and need for dissection experience. The lecture/tutorial component of the course is run in conjunction with ANAT3004. Students in the advanced course will study the anatomy of the skull, muscles of face, jaw and neck, eye, ear, nose oral cavity, larynx and pharynx as well as the peripheral distribution of cranial nerves in the neck. Dissection will allow students to find these structures in donated human cadavers for themselves and to study and to understand at least some of the many anomalies and variations which characterise human cranial and cervical anatomy.

Further unit of study information


Two lectures per week, one 1-hour tutorial per week


Theory exam, practical spot test, participation in dissection practicals and production of detailed weekly reports of the dissection carried out that week (100%)


An Anatomy atlas such as Rohan, Yokochi, Lutjen-Drecoll. Colour Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Available to BSc students only. By invitation only. Requires a credit average in ANAT3007 plus a demonstrated aptitude for practical work. Emphasis in selecting for invitation is placed on results in practical performance, marks and quizzes in ANAT3007.



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.