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Anatomy and Histology

Major

Anatomy and histology is the study of the structure of living things. Your introduction to the area is through the study of cell structure (histology) and the basic tissue of mammalian biology and musculo-skeletal anatomy. In senior year we divide your studies into four disciplines. You will study topographical anatomy (bones, muscles, nerves, arteries, veins); neuroanatomy (anatomy and organisation of the nervous system); histology (microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues) and embryology (development of an embryo from fertilisation to foetus stage). Dissection plays a part.

Graduate opportunities

Science graduates who major in anatomy and histology are employed in universities, the CSIRO, hospitals and pathology laboratories, often specialising in electron microscopy or histochemistry. Recent graduates have also become teachers or are employed in the scientific equipment industry.
Career pathways

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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