CQUniversity Unit Profile
BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
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General Information

Overview

Introductory Anatomy and Physiology is a foundation unit that provides an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to identify and describe the basic anatomy of the major organs of the body and discuss the function of each organ system in general terms. Students will understand basic chemical concepts that relate to living organisms and will be able to explain the general features of cells, tissues and organs. Students will also be able to explain the role and general features of homeostasis in the body.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Test
Weighting: 30%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 10%
3. Examination
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Moodle course evaluation

Feedback

Students like the way the course is organised and delivered, particularly the ability to re-watch the lectures and the prac demonstrations.

Recommendation

Review to see if the presentation can be improved even more.

Action

Live lectures were deilivered that created a good learning environment and provided opportunity for some of the students to ask questions during the delivery.

Feedback from Moodle course evaluation

Feedback

Home Activity Tests - minor issues with loading for a few students.

Recommendation

Review and refine tests to avoid loading problem.

Action

The Home Activity tests were completely redesigned and are now offered via the Moodle site. This was a great improvement with no issues reported regarding sudents having loading problems.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the structural levels of organisation of the human body and the relationship that exists between them.
  2. Explain the principles of homeostasis in maintaining a stable internal environment.
  3. Describe the organisation, structure and function of cells, principal tissues and organs of the major body systems.
  4. Correctly use anatomical terminology and be able to name and describe anatomical structures and their functions.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Test - 30%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
3 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Online Test - 30%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
3 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Human Anatomy & Physiology

(2016)
Authors: Amerman, Erin
Pearson
Essex Essex , UK
ISBN: 9781292112336
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

The ISBN listed is for the paper copy available through the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au

Or alternatively, students can purchase an ebook copy directly from the Pearson website here: http://www.pearson.com.au/9781292112411

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Mastering A&P. Students must register with the Pearson MyLab and Mastering Tools available via the Moodle site in order to do the Home Activity Tests.
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Leo Duivenvoorden Unit Coordinator
l.duivenvoorden@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Introduction to the Unit

Introduction to the Body

Homeostasis

Chemical Basis of Life (a)

Chapter

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Chemical Basis of Life (b)

Energy in Living Systems

Cell Structure

Plasma Membrane

Chapter

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete online Prac Tutorial 1

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Transport Mechanisms

Cell Organelles

Tissues (a)

Chapter

Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete online Prac Tutorial 2

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Tissues (b)

Bone Structure

Skeletal System

Chapter

Chapter 4

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete online Prac Tutorial 3

Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Articulations (Joints)

Muscular System

Chapter

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Home Activity Test 1 - based on Prac Tutorials 1-3

Opens: Monday 3 April at 9.00am

Closes: Friday 14 April at 5.00pm

Please Note:
This test is compulsory - you must obtain a minimum mark in order to pass the course.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Revision Quiz 1 - based on Weeks 1-5 lectures

Opens: Monday 10th April at 9.00am.
Closes
: Friday 21st April at 5.00pm

Please Note:
This test is compulsory - you must obtain a minimum mark in order to pass the course.

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Heart

Blood

Lymph


Chapter

Chapter 17

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete online Prac Tutorial 4

Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Blood Vessels

Respiratory System

Chapter

Chapter 18

Chapter 21

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete online Prac Tutorial 5
Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

Integumentary System

Digestive System

Chapter

Chapter 5

Chapter 22

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete online Prac Tutorial 6
Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

Urinary System

Nervous System

Chapter

Chapter 24

Chapter 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Home Activity Test 2 - based on Prac Tutorials 4-6

Opens: Monday 8 May at 9.00am

Closes: Friday 19 May at 5.00pm

Please Note:
This test is compulsory - you must obtain a minimum mark in order to pass the course.

Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

Endocrine System

Review/Exam Prep

Chapter

Chapter 16

Events and Submissions/Topic

Start revision
Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

No lectures - Student Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Revision Quiz 2 - based on Weeks 6-11 lectures

Opens: Monday 22nd May at 9.00am.

Closes: Friday 2nd June at 5.00pm.

Please Note:
This test is compulsory - you must obtain a minimum mark in order to pass the course.

Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

No Lectures - Student Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 05 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Test

Assessment Title
Home Activity tests (HAT1 and HAT2)

Task Description

The two on-line Home Activity Tests will be based on the material covered in the on-line practical tutorial sessions that will support the lecture content.

This assessment task is designed to develop your knowledge of anatomical terminology and the relationship between structure and function of anatomical structures.

You must obtain 30% of the total available marks for this assessment item.

Further details will be posted on the Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

HAT1 will open on Monday 3 April at 9am AEST and close on Friday 14 April at 5 pm AEST. HAT2 will open on Monday 8 May at 9 am AEST and close on Friday 19 May at 5 pm AEST.


Return Date to Students

Students will get feedback after each test closes.


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
This assessment item is compulsory and students must obtain at least 30% of the total available marks for this assessment..

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Details will be provided on the Moodle site at the start of the term.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Correctly use anatomical terminology and be able to name and describe anatomical structures and their functions.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Revision Quizzes (1 and 2)

Task Description

There are two on-line revision quizzes based on the lecture material.

Each quiz is worth 5%.

This task is designed to keep you focused on and up to date with your studies - you need to review the lecture material before completing each quiz. Each quiz will be open for twelve days.

Students must obtain at least 30% of the total marks available for this assessment item.

You must complete all assessment items in order to be considered for a deferred exam.

More detailed information on this assessment item will be posted on the course Moodle site.


Number of Quizzes

2


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Quiz 1 opens on Monday 10 April at 9.00am AEST and closes on Friday 21 April at 5.00pm AEST. Quiz 2 opens on Monday 10 April at 9.00am AEST and closes on Friday 21 April at 5.00pm AEST.


Return Date to Students

Immediate feedback upon completion of the quiz.


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
30%

Assessment Criteria

Students must select the correct answer to obtain maximum marks for each question.

For each quiz, two attempts are permitted. The best of the two attempts will be used for your mark.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Instructions will be posted on the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the structural levels of organisation of the human body and the relationship that exists between them.
  • Explain the principles of homeostasis in maintaining a stable internal environment.
  • Describe the organisation, structure and function of cells, principal tissues and organs of the major body systems.
  • Correctly use anatomical terminology and be able to name and describe anatomical structures and their functions.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
40%

Details
No calculators permitted
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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