Course information for prospective students

Anatomy and Histology can be studied through various degree courses, the most popular are Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Science.

Breakdown of study years

FIRST YEAR
The study of anatomy and histology does not begin until second year. In first year, students are advised to study maths, biology and chemistry and one other subject of choice.

SECOND YEAR
Anatomy and histology begins with the study of cell structure and the basic tissues of the mammalian body. In semester two, the unit covers musculoskeletal anatomy and compares living humans and apes with fossil hominids.

Concepts in Neuroanatomy - a broad introduction into the mystery and wonder of the brain - is also offered.

THIRD YEAR
The units offered by anatomy and histology in third year include topographical anatomy, neuroscience and advanced neuroscience, microscopy and histochemistry, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, cells and development, forensic osteology.

Elements of Anatomy and Histology may also be studied in the Neuroscience major (external page).

Bachelor of Medical Science

Students may enter this degree at the first year level or at the second year level. The preparation for second year entry is completion of one year of a science degree including a full year of study of mathematics, chemistry, biology/molecular biology & genetics and physics. Students who have completed one year of a science degree with slightly different subjects may be accepted if these units are deemed equivalent by the Faculty.

  • A suggested pathway for Bachelor of Medical Science within Anatomy and Histology can be found here (Current Students section).
  • General information about the Bachelor of Medical Science can be found here (external page).

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science has 29 specialist majors including Anatomy and Histology. When you graduate from the BSc you may elect to have your major area(s) of study printed on your testamur, identifying your expertise in a particular discipline.

The flexibility of the BSc degree also makes it possible for qualified students to transfer into a specialist science degree after a year in the BSc, gaining maximum credit possible. Surveys show that BSc students value their approachable and enthusiastic lecturers, the opportunity to develop communication and teamwork skills in practical classes, and the ability to choose non-science electives.

  • A suggested pathway for Bachelor of Science within Anatomy and Histology can be found here (Current Students section)..
  • General information about the Bachelor of Science can be found here (external page).

Units of Study

A complete list of units offered in Anatomy and Histology are available on the Units of Study page in the Current Students section. This page includes descriptions of the study area and includes goals, assessments as well as the names of course coordinators.