Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

307075 v.1 Graduate Certificate in Anatomical Plastination


Course CRICOS Code: 050726C
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 0.5 Years


This course provides the theoretical background and practical skills to undertake detailed prosection and the two major types of anatomical plastination currently used. Whole-region and cross-sectional thin slice plastination techniques provide permanentanatomical specimens which do not require ongoing refrigeration or formalin preservation. They are safe to handle and can be easily transported and stored. Participants will learn how to set up a laboratory to undertake these two plastination techniques and complete the procedures using specimens they have prosected during the course. They will plan, in detail, setting up a plastination facility in their own workplace.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Undergraduate anatomical knowledge or relevant laboratory experience is required before commencement. Applicants without this knowledge or experience may be admitted to the course at the discretion of the Head of School, with completion of appropriate bridging units.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one semester full-time study.

Course Organisation

Plastination takes about four months from the original specimen to the final plastinated form. Since some aspects of the process require daily intervention it will be a requirement to attend to the needs of the processes as necesary.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials. All prosection and plastination equipment is supplied. Participants are required to provide their own protective clothing as advised upon enrolment.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

307076 v.1   Plastination for Regional Anatomy 531 5.0 25.0
307077 v.1   Plastination for Cross Sectional Anatomy 531 5.0 25.0
307078 v.1   Anatomical Prosection 531 6.0 25.0
307079 v.1   Advanced Plastination Specialisation 531 4.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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