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MELS241 Human Biology: Cells to Systems (for BMLSc)

The structural and functional organisation of the human body at cellular, tissue, system and regional levels.

MELS 241 provides a structured introduction to modern anatomy and cell biology by giving a hierarchical description of the human body, spanning cells and tissues through to systems and regional anatomy. Topical examples are used to illustrate each hierarchical level.

Paper title Human Biology: Cells to Systems (for BMLSc)
Paper code MELS241
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.1425
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,118.06
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,016.00

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Restriction
ANAT 241
Limited to
BMLSc
Contact
mels241@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
Teaching staff
2017 teaching staff to be confirmed - please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
Modules:
  • Module 1: Cell structure and function
  • Module 2: Cells in tissue
  • Module 3: The musculo-skeletal system
  • Module 4: Regional anatomy of the thorax
Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Textbooks
Marieb and Hoehn 'Human Anatomy & Physiology' (9th ed.; Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, 2007)

Young, Lowe, Stevens and Heath 'Wheater's Functional Histology: A Text and Colour Atlas' (6th ed.; Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2006)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • Knowledge of and the ability to identify cellular organelles and structures and an understanding of their function and importance to selected research examples
  • An understanding of the relationship between cellular structure and function, the interactions of cells at the molecular level and their organisation into tissues and organs to meet specific structural and functional demands
  • Knowledge of the main body tissues and the skills to identify their normal histological features
  • An understanding of the structure and function of the human skeleton, with detailed coverage of musculature and joint anatomy in selected regions of the musculo-skeletal system
  • An understanding of how various tissues and organs are organised in the thoracic region

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 12:00-12:50 9, 11, 13-14, 17-22
A2 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 12:00-12:50 9, 11, 13, 17-18, 20-22
A3 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 12:00-12:50 9, 11, 13-14, 17-22
AND
B1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 18-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Monday 14:00-15:50 9-15, 17-21

The structural and functional organisation of the human body at cellular, tissue, system and regional levels.

MELS 241 provides a structured introduction to modern anatomy and cell biology by giving a hierarchical description of the human body, spanning cells and tissues through to systems and regional anatomy. Topical examples are used to illustrate each hierarchical level.

Paper title Human Biology: Cells to Systems (for BMLSc)
Paper code MELS241
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.1425
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
ANAT 241
Limited to
BMLSc
Contact
mels241@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
Teaching staff
2018 teaching staff to be confirmed - please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
Modules:
  • Module 1: Cell structure and function
  • Module 2: Cells in tissue
  • Module 3: The musculo-skeletal system
  • Module 4: Regional anatomy of the thorax
Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Textbooks
Marieb and Hoehn 'Human Anatomy & Physiology' (9th or 10th ed.; Pearson/Benjamin Cummings)

Young, Lowe, Stevens and Heath 'Wheater's Functional Histology: A Text and Colour Atlas' (6th ed.; Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • Knowledge of and the ability to identify cellular organelles and structures and an understanding of their function and importance to selected research examples
  • An understanding of the relationship between cellular structure and function, the interactions of cells at the molecular level and their organisation into tissues and organs to meet specific structural and functional demands
  • Knowledge of the main body tissues and the skills to identify their normal histological features
  • An understanding of the structure and function of the human skeleton, with detailed coverage of musculature and joint anatomy in selected regions of the musculo-skeletal system
  • An understanding of how various tissues and organs are organised in the thoracic region

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9, 11-13, 17-22
A2 Monday 12:00-12:50 9, 11-13, 17-22
AND one stream from
B1 Monday 12:00-12:50 10
B2 Monday 12:00-12:50 10
AND one stream from
C1 Monday 12:00-12:50 15-16
C2 Monday 12:00-12:50 15-16
AND
D1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-21
Friday 12:00-12:50 9-12, 15-21

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Monday 14:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22