Undergraduate

Anatomy and Human Biology

The Anatomy and Human Biology major lets you discover how your body works, why it works that way, where people come from and how we are related to one another.
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Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Graduates wanting a career in research find jobs in areas such as sleep science, assisted reproductive technologies, pharmaceutical training and neuroscience. There are opportunities for employment as scientists in commercial organisations, as cultural advisers or in sales associated with these types of organisations, in public science education, in museums and in the media.
Graduates wanting a career in research find jobs in areas such as sleep science, assisted reproductive technologies, pharmaceutical training and neuroscience. There are opportunities for employment as scientists in commercial organisations, as cultural advisers or in sales associated with these types of organisations, in public science education, in museums and in the media.

Further Study

Honours in Anatomy and Human Biology is a blend of coursework and research project work designed to introduce you to the world of research. It equips you with the skills and flexibility of outlook needed to deal with rapidly changing technologies and to lead you into habits of critical thinking, problem analysis and public presentation, which would serve in any leadership role. The combination of formal study and practical experience offered in this honours specialisation is suitable preparation for entry into graduate professional courses such as medicine, physiotherapy, audiology, chiropractic, nursing, teaching or forensics, especially for students interested in furthering those fields through research. It also provides a suitable entry-level qualification for careers in reproductive technology, science communication, biomedical research and primatology.
Honours in Anatomy and Human Biology is a blend of coursework and research project work designed to introduce you to the world of research. It equips you with the skills and flexibility of outlook needed to deal with rapidly changing technologies and to lead you into habits of critical thinking, problem analysis and public presentation, which would serve in any leadership role. The combination of formal study and practical experience offered in this honours specialisation is suitable preparation for entry into graduate professional courses such as medicine, physiotherapy, audiology, chiropractic, nursing, teaching or forensics, especially for students interested in furthering those fields through research. It also provides a suitable entry-level qualification for careers in reproductive technology, science communication, biomedical research and primatology.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$8,622.63
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$6,444.00 - $10,754.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2017
$109,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$113,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

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Course details

You'll explore what it means to be human in an integrative way, combining studies of the biology and behaviour of human beings with current social and ethical issues.

About The Course

The units offered within this major cover topics as diverse as human functional anatomy; genetics, variation and evolution; reproduction, embryology and growth; microscopic structures of cells and tissues; structure and function of the nervous system; ecology, behaviour and biosocial interactions
Anatomy and Human Biology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours teaching time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ANHBY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])<br />
Anatomy and Human Biology
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours teaching time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ANHBY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])<br />
TISC Codes
  • UWSBM
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Popular combinations

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor�s degrees.