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BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
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General Information


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.


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 - 2018


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 Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 50%
2. Examination
Weighting: 50%

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.

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Students liked the good quality of the new recorded lectures.


Continue with the use of green-screen lectures to provide students with high quality learning resources.

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Students liked the organisation of the unit, including the offering of two tutorials per week, tutorial worksheets and the practice quizzes provided.


Continue to deliver the unit in the same organised manner. Scaffolding the unit content has also been introduced to encourage students to revise content on a week to week basis and help exam preparation. Tutorials will also continue to be delivered in this format.

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Students suggested that lecture notes be available from the first week.


Now that all content has been redeveloped, all lecture notes and recordings will be available to the students in the first week of term. A compilation of the tutorial worksheets and lecture notes have been provided.

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Students wanted summative quizzes to be available for completion all term.


With the introduction of scaffolding, all quizzes will be available from the Monday of week 1 and open until the Friday of week 12.

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 Quiz(zes) - 50%
2 - Examination - 50%

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 Quiz(zes) - 50%
2 - Examination - 50%
Textbooks and Resources



Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology

Edition: 12th (2017)
Authors: Elaine N. Marieb & Suzanne M. Keller
Pearson Education Limited
Essex Essex , England
ISBN: 1292216115
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/9781292216119

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 styles below:

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Charmaine Ramlogan-Steel Unit Coordinator
Romeo Batacan Unit Coordinator
Week 1 Begin Date: 05 Nov 2018


Introduction to the Unit

Levels of Structural Organisation


Basic Chemistry (a)


Chapter 1 Pages 27-28

Chapter 1 Pages 28-45

Chapter 1 Pages 45-46

Chapter 2 Pages 50-64, 77-78

Events and Submissions/Topic

ALL Progress Quizzes open on Week 1, Monday, 09:00 AM AEST and close on Exam Week, Monday, 09:00 AM AEST.
Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Nov 2018


Basic Chemistry (b)

Cell Structure - Plasma Membrane


Chapter 2 Pages 64-81

Chapter 3 Pages 88-92

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Nov 2018


Membrane Transport

Cell Organelles

Body Tissues (a)


Chapter 3 Pages 102-108

Chapter 3 Pages 93-102

Chapter 3 Pages 114-119

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Nov 2018


Body Tissues (b)

Skeletal System: Bones


Chapter 3 and 4 Pages 119-127, 135-138

Chapter 5 Pages 160-172

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 03 Dec 2018


Study break


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Dec 2018


Skeletal System: Joints (Articulations)

Muscular System


Chapter 5 Pages 192-199

Chapter 6 Pages 207-229

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Dec 2018


Integumentary System

Nervous System


Chapter 4 Pages 138-145

Chapter 7 Pages 251-265, 281-285

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Dec 2018


Endocrine System


Chapter 9 Pages 334-335, 338-353

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Jan 2019



Cardiovascular System: The Heart

Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels


Chapter 10 Pages 363-374

Chapter 11 Pages 382-390, 415-416

Chapter 11 Pages 396-406

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Jan 2019


Lymphatic System

Respiratory System


Chapter 12 Pages 424-429

Chapter 13 Pages 462-473, 475-478

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Jan 2019


Digestive System


Chapter 14 Pages 489-513

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Jan 2019


Urinary System


Chapter 15 Pages 537-550, 557-561

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Feb 2019


Reproductive System



Chapter 16 Pages 564-569, 573-577

Chapter 16 Pages 583-593

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Feb 2019


Exam Preparation


Events and Submissions/Topic

ALL Progress Quizzes close on Exam Week, Monday (11 February 2019), 09:00 AM AEST.

Term Specific Information

The Unit Coordinators are Dr. Charmaine Ramlogan-Steel (c.ramlogan-steel@cqu.edu.au; tel: 0749306393) and Dr. Romeo Batacan Jr (r.j.batacan@cqu.edu.au; tel: 0749309278).

The lectures of Week 1, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12 are pre-recorded lectures of Dr. Romeo Batacan Jr. Dr. Batacan is a medical doctor (MD) who later completed a PhD in Biomedical Science.

The lectures of Week 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 11 are pre-recorded lectures of Mr. William Deasy. Mr. Deasy is a microbiologist and he is in the final stages of completing a PhD in Medical Physiology.

The live tutorials are delivered by Dr. Charmaine Ramlogan-Steel. Dr. Ramlogan-Steel is a medical doctor (MD).

The forums on the Moodle site are checked by Dr. Charmaine Ramlogan-Steel.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Progress Quizzes

Task Description

An understanding of human anatomy and physiology is essential in many health professions. The fundamentals of this knowledge must be learnt and understood. The knowledge and concepts taught in this unit have been identified by various health professions as relevant to your future scope of practice. Completion of progress quizzes will assess your understanding of this knowledge and concepts.

1. There will be four separate progress quizzes to assess your knowledge of the unit material.

2. Each progress quiz will have 30 questions.

3. Each progress quiz will open on Week 1 Monday at 09:00am and will close on Exam Week Monday at 09:00am.

4. You will be allowed three attempts at each quiz. It is not compulsory to attempt the quiz three times. The attempt where you achieved the highest grade will serve as your final score for that quiz.

5. There is a 24-hour time restriction between attempts.

6. Your score from each progress quiz will contribute 12.5% to your final grade (4 quizzes X 12.5%= 50%).

7. In order to access each progress quiz, you will need to complete a series of learning activities to satisfactory level. These activities are the weekly terminology and practice quizzes. Further details will be available on the unit Moodle site.

8. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the quiz after the due date.

Quiz Number Topic examined Time / date the quiz opens Time / date the quiz closes
1 Week 1, 2, 3 Week 1 Monday 9:00am (AEST) Exam Week Monday 09:00am (AEST)
2 Week 4, 5, 6 Week 1 Monday 9:00am (AEST) Exam Week Monday 09:00am (AEST)
3 Week 7, 8, 9 Week 1 Monday 9:00am (AEST) Exam Week Monday 09:00am (AEST)
4 Week 10, 11, 12 Week 1 Monday 9:00am (AEST) Exam Week Monday 09:00am (AEST)

Number of Quizzes


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Monday (11 February 2019) 09:00am AEST

Return Date to Students

Marks will be available upon completing the assessment task.


Minimum mark or grade

Assessment Criteria

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect. The maximum score (120) that can be accumulated from the four online quizzes equals 50% of the total marks. The 50% minimum mark requirement is on the cumulative score of all four quizzes.

Referencing Style


Submission Instructions
Quizzes will be completed online through 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


Complete an invigilated examination

During the examination period at a CQUniversity examination centre


180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade

Exam Conditions
Closed Book

Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

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.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?