CQUniversity Unit Profile
BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
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Unit Profile Correction added on 06-04-20

The end of term examination has now been changed to an alternate form of assessment. Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment.

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 1 - 2020


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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Provision of a word document version of the tutorial workbook in addition to the pdf file posted in Moodle.


Provide a word version of the tutorial workbook to students in Moodle.

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Availability of summative quizzes throughout term appreciated.


Continue availability of progress quizzes throughout the term to allow more flexible learning environment.

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Well-structured unit with various learning resources.


Continue delivery of unit in a similar structured format and provision of multiple learning resources.

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Some of the lectures are complex and extensive in scope.


Continue updating and chunking the lecture materials into short 15 to 20-minute lectures to assist students in understanding and learning the content of the unit.

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

Copies can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

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: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Corine Ting Unit Coordinator
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020


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 Review/Exam Week, Tuesday, 05:00 PM AEST.
Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020


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: 23 Mar 2020


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: 30 Mar 2020


Body Tissues (b)

Skeletal System: Bones


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

Chapter 5 Pages 160-172

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020


Skeletal System: Joints (Articulations)

Muscular System


Chapter 5 Pages 192-199

Chapter 6 Pages 207-229

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020


Study break


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020


Integumentary System

Nervous System


Chapter 4 Pages 138-145

Chapter 7 Pages 251-265, 281-285

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020


Endocrine System


Chapter 9 Pages 334-335, 338-353

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020



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: 11 May 2020


Lymphatic System

Respiratory System


Chapter 12 Pages 424-429

Chapter 13 Pages 462-473, 475-478

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020


Digestive System


Chapter 14 Pages 489-513

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020


Urinary System


Chapter 15 Pages 537-550, 557-561

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020


Reproductive System



Chapter 16 Pages 564-569, 573-577

Chapter 16 Pages 583-593

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020



Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quizzes Due: Review/Exam Week Tuesday (9 June 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020



Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

The teaching team for BIOH11005 Term 1, 2020 consists of Corine Ting, Romeo Batacan Jr and William Deasy.

The Unit Coordinator for Term 3, 2019 is Corine Ting (c.ting@cqu.edu.au; 0749309600). Corine will be delivering the weekly tutorials, handling the student enquiries and assiting students with any forum post question.

The lectures of Week 1, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12 are pre-recorded lectures of Romeo Batacan Jr.

The lectures of Week 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 11 are pre-recorded lectures of William Deasy.

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. All progress quizzes will open on Week 1 Monday at 09:00am AEST and will close on Review/Exam Week Tuesday at 05:00pm AEST.

4. You will be allowed three attempts at each quiz. The attempt where you achieved the highest grade will serve as your final score for that quiz.

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

6. 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) Review/Exam Week Tuesday 05:00pm (AEST)
2 Week 4, 5, 6 Week 1 Monday 9:00am (AEST) Review/Exam Week Tuesday 05:00pm (AEST)
3 Week 7, 8, 9 Week 1 Monday 9:00am (AEST) Review/Exam Week Tuesday 05:00pm (AEST)
4 Week 10, 11, 12 Week 1 Monday 9:00am (AEST) Review/Exam Week Tuesday 05:00pm (AEST)

Number of Quizzes


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Tuesday (9 June 2020) 5:00 pm AEST

Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Tuesday (9 June 2020)

Marks will be available upon completing the progress quizzes.


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?