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 Study Anatomy at Otago

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Overview

Anatomy is a diverse discipline encompassing the study of the structure of the body (especially, but not exclusively, the human body), at both the visible and microscopic levels. As such it encompasses traditional approaches to study of the human body, as well as very modern molecular and microscopical approaches using the latest techniques and ideas. It seeks to discover the relationship between the structure of organs and cells and the function they perform.

It is an integral part of the biological disciplines, closely related to Physiology, Biochemistry and Biological Anthropology, and fundamental to all biomedical science.

Otago is the only university in New Zealand to offer this subject for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) degrees.

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Contact details

Email anatomy@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/anatomy

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Anatomy (ANAT) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Anatomy

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

another Science paper (STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics recommended)

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

ANAT 241  Human Biology: Cells to Systems

ANAT 242  Neurobiology

ANAT 243  Reproductive and Developmental Biology

18

18

18

300-level

Four of:
ANAT 331  Functional Anatomy
ANAT 332  Cell Biology
ANAT 333  Reproductive Biology
ANAT 334  Developmental Biology
ANAT 335  Neurobiology
BIOA 301  Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

BIOA 201 Biocultural Human Skeletal Biology is a prerequisite for BIOA 301

72

Plus

144 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

144

Total 360

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Anatomy

Papers

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Anatomy

Papers

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Master of Science (MSc) in Anatomy

Papers and Thesis
  • ANAT 458  Current Topics in Anatomical Science

  • ANAT 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Three of:
  • ANAT 5 (thesis)

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

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Minor Subject Requirements

Anatomy as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level See below  
200-level

ANAT 241  Human Biology: Cells to Systems

ANAT 242  Neurobiology

ANAT 243  Reproductive and Developmental Biology

18

18

18

300-level

Two of:
ANAT 331  Functional Anatomy
ANAT 332  Cell Biology
ANAT 333  Reproductive Biology
ANAT 334  Developmental Biology
ANAT 335  Neurobiology
BIOA 301  Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

Note: Prerequisites for ANAT 241-243 include CELS 191, CHEM 191, HUBS 191, and HUBS 192.
BIOA 201 is a prerequisite for BIOA 301. From 2016 BIOA 101 will be a prerequisite for BIOA 201.

36
Total   90

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