CQUniversity Unit Profile
BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
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General Information

Overview

On successful completion, students will have a detailed understanding of the normal functioning of the human body. Students will be able to describe the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body, including the nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, renal, endocrine, immune and reproductive systems. Students will be able to explain the role of regulatory and feedback control systems in maintaining body functions within effective operational limits.

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

Pre-requisites: BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology.

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).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Optional Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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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: 20%
2. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
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 Staff observation/reflection

Feedback

Students struggle in understanding what is expected in the written assignment.

Recommendation

Lectures will be pre-recorded and made available to students ahead of time.

Feedback from Unit Evaluations and email

Feedback

Students found the unit to be well-presented and informative. Many students enjoyed the shorter pre-recorded lectures and felt the hand-drawn diagrams aided their learning

Recommendation

This style of presentation will be used in future offerings with the addition of 'live' tutorial sessions

Feedback from Unit Evaluations

Feedback

Students would like lecture content availible earlier.

Recommendation

The previous term's lectures will be provided on the Moodle site. This will aid those students who may want to walk ahead of the schedule.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the detailed anatomy and normal functioning of the major physiological systems of the human body.
  2. Discuss the concepts and processes of homeostatic regulation and feedback within the human body.
  3. Explain the neuronal and hormonal control mechanisms of human body systems.
  4. Describe the interplay of factors involved in normal system function and how these are usually kept within effective operational limits.
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) - 20%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
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 Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Human Anatomy and Physiology, Global Edition 1st (2016)

Authors: Erin C Amerman
Pearson Higher Ed USA
USA
ISBN: 9781292112336
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

This is the same text used for BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy & Physiology

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
Candice Pullen Unit Coordinator
c.pullen@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Energy

Metabolism

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 1 opens

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Muscle Physiology

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 2 opens

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

The Peripheral Nervous System

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 3 opens

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

The Central Nervous System

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 4 opens

Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

The General and Special Senses

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 5 opens

Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Study break

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Cardiovascular Physiology: The Heart and blood vessels

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 6 opens


Written Assignment Due: Week 6 Monday (17 Apr 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Blood & The Lymphatic System

The Endocrine System

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 7 opens

Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

The Respiratory System

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 8 opens

Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

Homeostasis

Urinary System

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 9 opens

Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

The Immune System

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 10 opens

Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

Reproduction

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 11 opens

Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

Cells and Genetics

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 12 opens


Weekly Quizzes Due: Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
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 Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Weekly Quizzes

Task Description

There will be a ten (10) question multiple choice quiz for each week (12 quizzes in total). A new quiz will open each week.

Students will have two attempts, with the highest score being counted towards their final grade. A second attempt cannot be made until 24 hours have elapsed after the first attempt. More details are available on the Moodle site.

All quizzes remain open until the Friday of Week 12 but students are encouraged to make at least one attempt each week.

Please note that there is a minimum grade of 30% for this assessment item.


Number of Quizzes

12


Frequency of Quizzes

Weekly


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 11:45 pm AEST

Marks will be available at completion of each quiz


Return Date to Students

Marks will be available at completion of each quiz


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
30% of total marks

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the detailed anatomy and normal functioning of the major physiological systems of the human body.
  • Discuss the concepts and processes of homeostatic regulation and feedback within the human body.
  • Explain the neuronal and hormonal control mechanisms of human body systems.
  • Describe the interplay of factors involved in normal system function and how these are usually kept within effective operational limits.


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving

2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assignment

Task Description

  • Check Moodle for a more detailed description of the assessment item
  • There are two parts of this assessment.
  • There is a minimum grade of 30% associated with this assessment item.

Overview:

Part A:

John Smith is a 60 year old patient with diabetes. He regularly attends the clinic where you are completing your placement. During a regular check-up, you notice that Mr. Smith is having trouble reading and is very sensitive to glare. On checking his file, it becomes evident that he has very poorly managed blood sugar levels and is also hypertensive. He is referred to an eye care specialist.

During a follow-up visit, Mr. Smith mentions that the specialist has diagnosed him with diabetic retinopathy. Mr. Smith doesn’t understand how his long-standing diabetes can result in him potentially losing his sight and has asked you to help him understand the anatomy of the eye and how diabetes can affect the normal function of the eye.

Your task:

Write a short essay to explain the anatomy of the eye, how vision is achieved and briefly discuss how high blood sugar can damage the retina. Be sure to use language that Mr. Smith will understand; he has not studied science since high school. In you explanation you must include at least one (1) hand drawn labelled diagram that clearly shows the anatomy of the eye. The following must be labelled on your diagram: the optic nerve, optic disc, retina, iris, pupil, lens, suspensory ligaments and the cornea.

Part B

At-home tests

Perform the following tests to assess vison in 3 volunteers.

  • Test for near-point accommodation
  • Visual acuity
  • Blind spot
  • Examination of binocular vision

More details will be available on the Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (17 Apr 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (5 May 2017)


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
30%

Assessment Criteria

Marks will be awarded for writing skills, essay content, practical tests, answers to questions, research and referencing. Marks will be deducted for plagiarism and copying. A detailed marking scheme is available on the Moodle site.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please submit a single doc, docx or rtf file only.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the detailed anatomy and normal functioning of the major physiological systems of the human body.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

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
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?