Anatomy & Histology
The study of anatomy and histology is organised into four disciplines including topographical anatomy, neuroanatomy, histology and embryology. Science graduates who major in anatomy and histology usually obtain positions in universities, CSIRO, hospitals or pathology laboratories. Often they specialise in electron microscopy or histochemistry - others have become teachers or are employed in scientific equipment sales.
Discipline of Anatomy and Histology website
What will you study in anatomy & histology?
The study of anatomy and histology does not begin until second year. In first year, you are advised to study maths, biology and chemistry and one other subject of your choice.
In your 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 musculo-skeletal 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.
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 and forensic osteology.
Elements of Anatomy and Histology may also be studied in the Neuroscience major.