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 3 - 2017

Distance

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 Big Red Button feedback

Feedback

From student feedback the best aspects of this unit were: 1) the teaching style of the lecturer in that he explained things really well and was easily understood, he communicated well (including quick replies to any questions), he provided ways of helping to remember content and he was approachable and supportive; 2) the unit was well organised and structured and 3) there were lots of ways to learn the content available including lectures, readings, review questions, practical videos, activities, quizzes and tests.

Recommendation

Continue delivering the unit is a similar engaging way with good support for student learning.

Feedback from Moodle Big Red Button Feedback.

Feedback

In response to the question "What aspects are most in need of improvement?" the most common response was that there was nothing to be improved; however some students did find the unit had a lot of content and some were a little overwhelmed by the three lectures per week given in the first few weeks of term.

Recommendation

Bear in mind student workload when considering addition of new material. If new material is added, consider which material could possibly be removed. The average number of lectures is a little over 2 per week over the term and students need to be made more aware that although there are on average about 3 lectures per week in the first few weeks, towards the end of the term there is a lot of time for revision.

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

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

Textbooks

Prescribed

Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Global Edition 12th edn Global (2017)

Authors: Marieb, E
Pearson
Harlow Harlow , Essex , UK
ISBN: 9781292216119
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

**Note: As part of a small CQUniversity etextbook pilot project being conducted in Term 3, an electronic copy of the prescribed textbook will be provided through the unit’s Moodle at no cost to enrolled students. More details are available on the unit’s Moodle site** If preferred, you can still purchase a paper copy from the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au/

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Romeo Batacan Unit Coordinator
r.j.batacan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Introduction to the Unit

Levels of Organisation

Homeostasis

Chemical Basis of Life (a)

Chapter

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Chemical Basis of Life (b)

Energy in Living Systems

Cell Structure - Plasma Membrane

Chapter

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Transport Mechanisms

Cell Organelles

Tissues (a)

Chapter

Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Tissues (b)

Bone Tissue

Bone Structure

Chapter

Chapter 3

Chapter 5

Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 04 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 11 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Joints (Articulations)

Muscular System

Chapter

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Prac Quiz 1 opens on Week 5, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 6, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 6 Begin Date: 18 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Cardiovascular System

Lymphatic System


Chapter

Chapter 10, 11

Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Revision Quiz 1 opens on Week 6, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 7, Friday, 17:00 AEST)
Week 7 Begin Date: 01 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Blood Vessels

Respiratory System

Chapter

Chapter 11

Chapter 13

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 8 Begin Date: 08 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Integumentary System

Digestive System

Chapter

Chapter 4

Chapter 14

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 15 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Urinary System

Nervous System

Chapter

Chapter 15

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 10 Begin Date: 22 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Endocrine System

Chapter

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Prac Quiz 2 opens on Week 10, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 11, Friday, 17:00 AEST)
Week 11 Begin Date: 29 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Reproductive System & Pregnancy

Chapter

Chapter 16

Events and Submissions/Topic

Revision Quiz 2 opens on Week 11, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 12, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

No Lectures - Student Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Prac Quizzes

Task Description

1. There will be two separate online quizzes to assess your knowledge of the online prac material.
2. Each quiz will have 15 questions.
3. You will be allowed three attempts at each quiz. It is not compulsory to attempt each quiz three times. The highest grade you achieve will serve as your final score for that quiz.
4. Your score from each quiz will contribute 15% to your final grade (2 quizzes x 15% = 30%).
5. There is a minimum requirement in the assessment task: 50%.
6. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after the assigned date.
7. Dates that each quiz open and close are outlined below. These assessment tasks must be completed on or before the due dates listed.

Quiz Number Topic Examined Time/Date the Quiz Opens Time/Date the Quiz Closes
1 Online Prac 1-5 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 5 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 6
2 Online Prac 6-10 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 10 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 11

You will find more details of the Online Prac Quizzes on the unit Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

A new Online Prac Quiz will open in Week 5 and 10 on Friday at 17:00 AEST. Each Online Prac Quiz must be completed by 17:00 AEST the Friday of the following academic week.


Return Date to Students

Marks will be available upon completing the assessment task.


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect. The maximum mark from the two quizzes (30) equals 30% of the total unit marks.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

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

Task Description

1. There will be two separate online revision quizzes to assess your knowledge of lecture material.

2. Each quiz will have 30 questions.
3. You will be allowed three attempts at each quiz. It is not compulsory to attempt each quiz three times. The highest grade you achieve will serve as your final score for that quiz.
4. Your score from each quiz will contribute 5% to your final grade (2 quizzes x 5% = 10%).
5. There is a minimum requirement in the assessment task: 50%.
6. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after the assigned date.
7. Dates that each quiz open and close are outlined below. These assessment tasks must be completed on or before the due dates listed.

Quiz Number Topic Examined Time / Date the Quiz Opens Time / Date the Quiz Closes
Revision Quiz 1 Week 1-5 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 6 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 7
Revision Quiz 2 Week 6-10 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 11 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 12

You will find more details of the Revision Quizzes on the unit Moodle site.


Number of Quizzes

2


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

A new Revision Quiz will open in Week 6 and 11 on Friday at 17:00 AEST. Each Revision Quiz must be completed by 17:00 AEST the Friday of the following academic week.


Return Date to Students

Marks will be available upon completing the assessment task.


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect. The maximum score (60) that can be accumulated from the two Revision Quizzes equals 10% of the total unit marks.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

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
50%

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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Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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