SSS029 Introduction to Anatomy (6)


This subject is designed to provide students, who are enrolling into a first year tertiary anatomy subject, with foundation anatomy material . The subject covers anatomical terminology, and provides an introduction to the structure of the human skeleton and associated muscles.  Key study skills required to gain an understanding of anatomy will be a key component of this subject also.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 1
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 2
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 3
DistanceOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS029
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One termSY/USOffice for Students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to correctly identify common anatomical terminology
  • Be able to correctly identify bones and major landmarks of the skeleton.
  • Be able to correctly identify the muscles of the upper limb, lower limb and to explain muscle function
  • Be able to demonstrate suitable study skills required for anatomy


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to anatomy study skills: repetition, mind maps, photo identification, drawing and labelling diagrams.
  • Terminology: Exploration of basic anatomical terminology including; anatomical position, planes, axes, relative terms and movements.
  • Skeletal system: Basic identification of bones and major skeletal landmarks.
  • Muscular system: Basic exploration around the attachments, actions and shapes of muscles and identify muscles of the upper limb and lower limb.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.