Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology

Strategic plan

Our teaching philosophy is centred on the belief that our task is to facilitate the metamorphosis of batches of secondary school students into collections of individuals who have found their own motivations for lifelong engagement with the academic process.

We want them to acquire the skills to do this effectively, the perspective to plan for their application to a life's work, and an outlook which sees human biology in their social interactions.

We want our students to leave us as independent individuals feeling good about entering the world and about human biology.

  1. Our mission
  2. Our focus
  3. Our vision
  4. Our core values
  5. Goals and strategies

Our mission

To develop the study of anatomy, physiology  and human biology at local, national and international levels, and integrate the knowledge and processes of these disciplines for the benefit of all.

Our focus

The Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology explores a core set of biological questions to enhance our understanding of the human condition. A diverse range of enquiries and technologies are applied to the integrative study of evolutionary biology, human ecology, human morphology, organ and tissue structure and function, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, reproductive biology, immunology, forensic science, and the art-science interface.

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Our vision

Through the open and direct involvement of all staff, we will achieve excellent performance in our scholarship, teaching and outreach. Our research base will improve in quality and grow in size to enhance our existing strength and will achieve yet further international recognition. Our current reputation for teaching excellence in anatomy and human biology, and in medical and dental education, will be further enhanced.

We will maintain a healthy and supportive workplace environment and aim to be highly appreciated by the community because we value outreach interactions and directly relate our disciplines to everyday life.

Our core values

  • Collegiality
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Equity
  • Diversity

Goals and strategies

The Department continually strives to improve its capacity to undertake its mission and thus increase the quality and quantity of its performance. 

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