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:- BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and PhysiologyOR ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1 OR BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 OR BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1 AND ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2 OR BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 OR BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 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 2 - 2021

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. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
2. Online Test
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

Feedback

Students reported that the presentation of lecture content in smaller topic based sections was easier to engage with compared to a traditional lengthy lecture.

Recommendation

The current topic focused smaller lecture delivery model will be retained.

Feedback from Student feedback during tutorials.

Feedback

Students mentioned that they found the practice quizzes helpful as a study tool in preparation for the end of term online test.

Recommendation

The current practice quizzes will be retained to help the students with revision and preparation for their end of term test.

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 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Online Test - 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 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Online Test - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Pathology for the Health Professions 5th (2017)

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

Principles of Pathophysiology 2nd (2019)

Authors: Bullock, S. & Hales, M.
Pearson
Melbourne Melbourne , VIC , Australia
ISBN: 9781488617676
Binding: Paperback

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 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Saroj Neupane Unit Coordinator
s.neupane@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Cell Pathology

Chapter

Damjanov, Chapter 1: Pages 8-15, 17-20.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Concept Map online topic selection open: week 1 Monday 12 July 2021 at 9:00 am AEST (closes week 4 Friday 5:00 pm AEST).



Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Inflammation & Neoplasia

Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Cardiovascular System

Chapter

Damjanov, Chapter 6: Pages 123-127.

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Respiratory System

Chapter

Damjanov, Chapter 8: Pages 170-183, 186-198.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Concept Map online topic selection closes: week 4 Friday 06 August 2021 at 5:00 pm AEST.


Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Gastrointestinal System

Chapter

Damjanov, Chapter 10: Pages 241-254, 256-264.
Damjanov, Chapter 11: Pages 274-284, 287-289.
Damjanov, Chapter 12: Pages 297-302.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Concept Map online submission site open: week 5 Monday 09 August 2021 at 9:00 am AEST (closes on Week 8 Monday 5:00 pm AEST).

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Urinary System

Chapter

Damjanov, Chapter 13: Pages 312-316, 320-328.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Reproductive System

Chapter

Damjanov, Chapter 14: Pages 334-338, 342-346.
Damjanov, Chapter 15: Pages 353-366, 370-371. Damjanov, Chapter 16: Pages 378-379, 381-387.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Endocrine System

Chapter

Damjanov, Chapter 12: Pages 305-309.
Damjanov, Chapter 17: Pages 393-406.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Concept Map Due: Week 8 Monday (6 Sept 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

The Skin

Chapter

Damjanov, Chapter 18: Pages 410-421, 423-424.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

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

Concept Map assessment marks will be available by week 10.

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Nervous System

Chapter

Damjanov, Chapter 21: Pages 471-487.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

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: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Term Specific Information

The unit coordinator is Dr Saroj Neupane
The best way to contact the unit coordinator is
Email: s.neupane@cqu.edu.au
Phone: 07 4930 6306


The live tutorials are delivered by Dr Saroj Neupane, who will also monitor the Moodle site.
Pre-recorded lectures are conducted by Dr Debra Carlson and Dr Saroj Neupane and will be available to the students on the Moodle site. It is expected that students will review the weekly content, including the pre-recorded lectures, prior to attending tutorials.
Dr Carlson is a remedial therapist with a Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Science with honours majoring in physiology and conducted cardiovascular research for her PhD in exercise physiology. Dr Neupane is a medical doctor (MD) who also has a Masters in Public Health. Drs Carlson and Neupane have both completed a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education.


As per Australian educational standards, you are expected to commit 150 hours of engagement to your study of this
unit. A recommended breakdown of study hours is given below:

  • 2-3 hours per week watching recorded lectures and revising the content through study notes.
  • 2-3 hours per week completing the weekly study questions and weekly revision quizzes on the unit's Moodle site.
  • 2-3 hours per week attending the weekly tutorials and reflecting on your answers to the weekly study questions.
  • 2-3 hours per week preparing for your assessments or studying for your online test.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Concept Map

Task Description

In a clinical context health professionals are expected to have in-depth knowledge and understanding of pathophysiology processes and their interrelationship. Population demographics demonstrate increased ageing and concomitant complex morbidities in healthcare. This assessment requires you to construct links between pathophysiology, clinical symptoms, diagnosis and treatment which reflect the level of understanding you will be required to articulate clinically. 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 healthcare.


Task: You are required to complete a concept map and written explanation for the topic you have chosen. The details of the concept map assessment is described in detail on the Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Monday (6 Sept 2021) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Monday (20 Sept 2021)

Your marks will be available by week 10.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

The concept map assessment task equals 50% of your total unit marks.

Your submission will be assessed according to a detailed marking rubric which is available on the BIOH12008 Moodle site.

Please note that all late assessments will be penalised 5% per calendar day unless an application for extension has been approved.

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 approved.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

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
  • 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
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice
  • Social Innovation

2 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

An end of term online test, in the form of an online quiz, will be conducted to assess your knowledge and understanding of the content covered in this unit throughout the term (weeks 1 - 12).

Details regarding the date, time and structure of the online test will be provided in the Moodle site during the term.


Assessment Due Date

The online test will be conducted during the exam period. The date and time will be made available to students on the Moodle site towards the end of term when the timetable has been created.


Return Date to Students

Marks will be available after certification of grades.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Each question will be allocated a specific number of marks. Assessment criteria will be based on knowledge of the theory, application of pathological concepts and processes and correct use of terminology.

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect, the maximum score (100) equals 50% of the total unit marks.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

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
  • 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
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

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?