CQUniversity Unit Profile
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
Human Pathophysiology
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General Information

Overview

This unit develops an understanding of disease and dysfunction from an anatomical and physiological perspective, with emphasis on integrating knowledge of tissues and organ systems into a holistic framework of body function and dysfunction. It will provide you with a strong theoretical perspective on the mechanisms of normal and altered functioning of human cells, organs and organ systems. Unit content is presented in a way that fosters a critical and conceptual foundation emphasising the integration of organ systems and their functioning within the body. Particular emphasis is placed on the widespread effects upon other systems following dysfunction of a particular organ or system of the human body and the ability to discuss specific disorders in relation to general concepts of dysfunction.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:- BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 AND BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2; OR BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology; OR ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1 AND ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2

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 - 2019

Online
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 Quiz(zes)
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Portfolio
Weighting: 50%
3. 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.

Feedback from "Have your say" student feedback.

Feedback

Some students felt that the unit is very content heavy, while others enjoyed coverage of the content.

Recommendation

Provide more information to students regarding the relevance of the content to their context. This has been implemented for subsequent offerings by the inclusion of short weekly "Nurse Perspectives" videos by School of Nursing faculty, as the majority of students enrolled are studying CQ23 Bachelor of Nursing. This content is optional and non-assessable.

Feedback from "Have your say" student feedback.

Feedback

Some students felt unclear on the objectives of the disease awareness pamphlet, while others enjoyed developing the pamphlet and felt it added to their learning.

Recommendation

Continue to provide students with information regarding the assignment through provision of a recorded assignment guide. This is further supported by ongoing workshops conducted by the Academic Learning Centre to specifically support students in understanding the requirements of the assignment in this unit.

Feedback from "Have your say" student feedback.

Feedback

Some students felt the online quizzes were beneficial for their learning.

Recommendation

Maintain the online quizzes and develop further questions. Support students in navigating the step-wise conditional access.

Feedback from "Have your say" student feedback

Feedback

Some students commented that they enjoyed the mini-lecture format of delivery.

Recommendation

Maintain the current format of lecture delivery.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate the likely consequences and symptoms of specific diseases.
  2. Apply functional information about the interdependence of human body symptoms to explain the consequences of disease.
  3. Explain the mechanisms of physiological dysfunction that cause altered cell growth and differentiation.
  4. Explain the major causes, symptoms and consequences of dysfunction of the cardiovascular, reproductive, nervous, skeletal, respiratory, integumentary, endocrine, renal, digestive and sensory systems.


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) - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 50%
3 - 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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 50%
3 - Examination - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Pathology for the Health Professions 5th (2017)

Authors: Ivan Damjanov
Elsevier
St. Louis St. Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 978-0-323-35721-0
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Principles of Pathophysiology 2nd edn (2019)

Authors: Bullock, S & Hales, M
Pearson
Sydney Sydney , :NSW , Australia
ISBN: 9781488617676
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

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

The eBook code for the supplementary text can be purchased directly from the publisher here: http://www.pearson.com.au/9781488620898 

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
Debra Carlson Unit Coordinator
d.carlson@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Introduction to Cell Pathology

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 1 Pages 8, 10, 11, 12-15, 17-20

Events and Submissions/Topic

Disease Awareness Pamphlet online topic selection opens Week 1, Monday 9:00 PM AEST (closes Week 4, Monday 9:00 PM AEST)

The Pass/Fail quiz opens on Week 1, Monday 09:00 AM AEST (closes on Review/Exam Week, Tuesday 09:00 AM AEST).

Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Introduction to Inflammation & Neoplasia

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 2 Pages 23-25,27-29, 31-36, 38-40
Damjanov Chapter 4 Pages 73, 75, 80-81, 86-87, 90

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Cardiovascular System

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 7 Pages 138-139, 141-160, 162-163

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 01 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Respiratory System

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 8 Pages 172-183, 186-198

Events and Submissions/Topic

Disease Awareness Pamphlet online submission site opens on Week 4, Monday 9:00 PM AEST (closes on Week 9, Monday, 5:00 PM AEST)

Week 5 Begin Date: 08 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Gastrointestinal System

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 10 Pages 241-248, 249, 250-254, 256-261, 264
Damjanov Chapter 11 Pages 278-284, 287-289
Damjanov Chapter 12 Pages 297-304

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 15 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 22 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Urinary System

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 13 Pages 313-316, 320-323,324-328

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 29 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Reproductive System

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 14 Pages 334-336, 337, 342-346
Damjanov Chapter 15 Pages 353-357, 358-365, 369, 370-371

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 May 2019

Module/Topic

Endocrine System

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 12 Pages 305-309
Damjanov Chapter 17 Pages 393-398, 399-406

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 May 2019

Module/Topic

The Skin

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 18 Pages 410-412, 413-421, 422-424

Events and Submissions/Topic

Disease Awareness Pamphlet Due: Week 9 Monday (13 May 2019) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 20 May 2019

Module/Topic

Musculoskeletal System

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 19 Pages 429-434,436-437, 440-446
Damjanov Chapter 20 Pages 452-458

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 May 2019

Module/Topic

Nervous System

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 21 Pages 471-482, 483-487, 490

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 03 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

The Special Senses

Chapter

Damjanov Chapter 22 Pages 494, 496-501
Damjanov Chapter 23 Pages 504-507

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 10 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Pass/Fail Quiz Due: Review/Exam Week Tuesday (11 June 2019) 9:00 am AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

The Unit Coordinators are Dr. Debra Carlson & Dr Tina Oteng.

The best way to contact the unit co-ordinator is by email:

d.carlson@cqu.edu.au tel:07 4930 6364

t.oteng@cqu.edu.au tel: 07 4930 9424

The live tutorials are delivered by Dr. Debra Carlson. Dr. Carlson is a remedial therapist. She has a Bachelor of Health Science, a Bachelor of Science with honours majoring in Physiology and conducted cardiovascular research for her PhD in Exercise Physiology.

The lectures are pre-recorded lectures of Dr Tina Oteng. Dr. Tina Oteng is a medical doctor (MD) with a Masters of Medical Science (Nephrology).
The forums on the Moodle site are checked by Dr. Debra Carlson and Dr Tina Oteng.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Pass/Fail Quiz

Task Description

Rationale

An understanding of human pathophysiology is essential in many health professions. The fundamentals of this knowledge must be learnt and understood. The various health professions you have chosen to study have selected the knowledge and concepts taught in this unit as relevant to your future scope of practice.Completion of an online Pass/Fail quiz will assess your understanding of this knowledge and concepts.

1. There will be one online Pass/Fail quiz to assess your knowledge of the unit material.
2. The Pass/Fail quiz will have 60 questions.
3. The Pass/Fail quiz will cover content from Week 1-12.
4. The Pass/Fail quiz will open on Week 1 Monday at 09:00am and will close on Review/Exam Week Tuesday at 09:00am AEST.
5. The Pass/Fail quiz will submit automatically when allocated time expires or at the due date and time.
6. You will be allowed unlimited number of attempts at the quiz.
7. There is a 24-hour time restriction between attempts.
8. The highest grade you achieve will serve as your final score for the Pass/Fail quiz.
9. The minimum requirement for the Pass/Fail quiz is 50%.
10. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the Pass/Fail quiz after the due date.

You will find more details of the Pass/Fail quiz on the unit Moodle site.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Tuesday (11 June 2019) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Tuesday (11 June 2019)

Marks will be available immediately upon completing the assessment task.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Questions are worth one mark each. Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect at the completion of the quiz. In order to pass the quiz, you must achieve at least 50%.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the mechanisms of physiological dysfunction that cause altered cell growth and differentiation.
  • Explain the major causes, symptoms and consequences of dysfunction of the cardiovascular, reproductive, nervous, skeletal, respiratory, integumentary, endocrine, renal, digestive and sensory systems.


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Disease Awareness Pamphlet

Task Description

Rationale
In the clinical context, health professionals are expected to have in-depth knowledge and understanding of pathophysiology processes and their interrelationship. These interrelationships are becoming increasingly complex as a result of an ageing population in whom concomitant complex morbidities exist. Effective communication enables clear articulation of this knowledge with the lay public in a healthcare environment. You must be able to give qualified evidence based advice, within your scope of practice, which serves to educate the patient and close gaps in health care. The healthcare professional is also expected to synthesise strategies to address gaps in public awareness regarding particular diseases. This assessment requires you to combine both skills and construct links between pathophysiology, clinical symptoms, diagnosis and treatment which reflect the level of understanding you will be required to articulate clinically to the lay public through the development of a disease awareness pamphlet. Increasingly health care professionals are required to adopt a reflective approach to practice as a means of self-evaluating various aspects of their practice. This component of reflection is also represented in the assignment.


Task
For this assessment, you must choose one clinical model on the BIOH12008 Moodle site under Clinical Model Selection for Disease Awareness Pamphlet. Your selection is final, you will not be able to change it. The available clinical models include a range of topics covered during the term. Each clinical model can only be selected by a limited number of students so the sooner you choose your clinical model, the more options you will have to choose from. All choices are equally weighted. If you do not select a clinical model by the selection due date, the unit coordinator will allocate you the clinical model.

You are required to research, design and submit a Disease Awareness Pamphlet about your selected clinical model. This will be based on interviews conducted with randomly selected members of the public that have no healthcare backgrounds and research you undertake using the supplementary textbooks. Based on your interviews, any shortfalls you identify in public awareness about the disease can be one of the focus points in your pamphlet in addition to the pathophysiology of the disease, clinical symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. You will also be required to submit written summaries of your interviews and a reflection on your pamphlet design.

You will find more details of the Disease Awareness Pamphlet assessment task on the BIOH12008 Moodle site. This additional information includes the assessment task summary, the interview questions on the selected clinical model, the Disease Awareness Pamphlet development instructions, the submission template, the marking rubric for the assessment and the links to the supplementary ebooks.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (13 May 2019) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Marks will be available in Review/Exam Week Wednesday 5:00 PM AEST


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

The Disease Awareness Pamphlet assessment task is 50% of the total unit marks.

Your submission will be assessed according to a detailed marking rubric with two sections:

1. Your Disease Awareness Pamphlet will be assessed according to accuracy, content, presentation (illustrations, text coherence, pop-out effects), language (spelling, grammar, appropriateness for target audience), format, referencing and similarity.
2. Your interview summaries and reflection for pamphlet design will be assessed according to the level and quality of integration of the interviews and feedback and the level and quality of your reflection and justification.

The marking rubric is available on the BIOH12008 Moodle site.


Please note that all late assessments will be penalised 5% per calendar day unless an application for an extension has been granted. All extension applications must be made through the extension request system on Moodle. Assessments that have been submitted more than 20 calendar days late will not be marked unless an extension request has been granted.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The submitted interviews, summaries and reflection must be doc/docx format; the submitted Disease Awareness Pamphlet must be pdf format.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate the likely consequences and symptoms of specific diseases.
  • Apply functional information about the interdependence of human body symptoms to explain the consequences of disease.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice
  • Social Innovation

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
50%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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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.

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