Course Title: Conduct simple dissections

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3209 Certificate III in Science

Course Title: Conduct simple dissections

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 10

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term2 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Judith McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258366

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the knowledge and skills to conduct simple dissections using material from available mammalian body systems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VPAM087 Cell Biology
VPAM088 Anatomy and Physiology

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU076 Conduct simple dissections


1 Prepare for dissection

2 Perform a simple

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Select material from available mammalian body system for
1.2 Prepare equipment

2.1 Follow dissection procedures
2.2 Describe procedure and make observations using appropriate
2.3 Record observations
2.4 Complete required clean up procedures

Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all learning outcomes in order to achieve competence. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each learning outcome in a flexible manner