CQUniversity Unit Profile
BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1
Human Body Systems 1
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General Information

Overview

After the completion of this unit, you will be able to describe the structural levels of organisation within the body, effectively utilise anatomical terminology, and understand and describe the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems, and special senses. Your knowledge and skills will be developed through a series of coursework exercises. You will be required to have access to a computer to make frequent use of internet resources and to complete assessment tasks.

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

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

Distance

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.

Feedback from Have your say survey.

Feedback

Students enjoyed the interactive nature of the tutorial sessions.

Recommendation

This style will be continued to be utilised in future offerings.

Feedback from Have your say survey.

Feedback

High amount of content covered

Recommendation

Teaching staff will be working closely with the Discipline Leads and Heads of Courses to ensure that the content delivered meets course and accreditation requirements. Content is continuously refined.

Feedback from Coordinator reflection

Feedback

Improvement and updating of learning and teaching resources

Recommendation

Lectures will be progressively updated and rerecorded utilising a green screen to deliver a high-quality product to students. Lectures will also be annotated where appropriate.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the major anatomical features of the cells, tissues, and organs of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and of the special senses.
  2. Describe the function and physiological regulation of the cells, tissues, and organs of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and of the special senses.
  3. Explain the interactions between structure and function in each of the human body systems.
  4. Apply anatomical terminology and the levels of organisation to the human body and its 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) - 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

Textbooks

Prescribed

Anatomy & Physiology: From Science to Life

3rd Edition (2013)
Authors: Jenkins & Tortora
Wiley
United States of America
ISBN: 978-0-470-59891-7
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

This book is can be packaged with Real Anatomy software and a WileyPlus access card. The Real Anatomy software and WileyPlus access card are not essential study resources, all assessment items are prepared only using the textbook, but we have recommended these additional items as students often ask us to recommend online study resources.

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: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Breanna McGaughey Unit Coordinator
b.mcgaughey@cqu.edu.au
Candice Pullen Unit Coordinator
c.pullen@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 05 Nov 2018

Module/Topic

Introduction to the Human Body

Chapter

1

Events and Submissions/Topic

All of the quizzes will be available from the Monday of Week 1 and must be completed by the Monday of Exam week, however, you will have to complete a series of learning activities each week to be able to access the quizzes. 

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Nov 2018

Module/Topic

The Chemical Level of Organization

Chapter

2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Nov 2018

Module/Topic

The Cellular Level of Organization

Chapter

3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Nov 2018

Module/Topic

The Tissue Level of Organization / The Integumentary System

Chapter

4 & 5

Events and Submissions/Topic


Vacation Week Begin Date: 03 Dec 2018

Module/Topic

No classes scheduled

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Dec 2018

Module/Topic

Introduction to the Skeletal System / The Axial Skeleton

Chapter

6 & 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Dec 2018

Module/Topic

The Appendicular Skeleton / Articulations

Chapter

8 & 9

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Dec 2018

Module/Topic

Muscle Tissue


Chapter

10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Jan 2019

Module/Topic

The Muscular System

Chapter

11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Jan 2019

Module/Topic

Introduction to the Nervous System

Chapter

12

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Jan 2019

Module/Topic

The Central Nervous System

Chapter

13

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Jan 2019

Module/Topic

The Peripheral  Nervous System

Sensory, Motor, and Integrative Systems 

Chapter

14 and 15

Events and Submissions/Topic

 

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Feb 2019

Module/Topic

Special Senses


Chapter

16



Events and Submissions/Topic


Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Feb 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

All of the quizzes will be available from the Monday of Week 1 and must be completed by the Monday of Exam week, however, you will have to complete a series of learning activities each week to be able to access the quizzes.

Term Specific Information

Lectures for this unit are pre-recorded and will be available on the Moodle site from the start of term.  Please see the teaching contacts section for the contact details of the teaching team.  

Tutorials will be held online via Zoom. Details of these sessions can be found on the Moodle site closer to the start of term. 

Students will be required to complete two conditional access activities on Moodle each week in order to gain access to the Progress Quiz Assessment. Further information can be found on the Moodle site.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Progress Quiz

Task Description

Each health profession possesses a body of knowledge, the fundamentals of which must be learnt and understood. The various health professions you have chosen to study have selected the body of knowledge and concepts taught in this unit as relevant to your future scope of practice and you will build upon them in your future coursework.

The purpose of the progress quizzes is to challenge your knowledge and understanding of the content as you progress through the unit. All of the quizzes will be available from the Monday of Week 1 and must be completed by the Monday of Exam week (week following week 12), however, you will have to complete a series of learning activities each week to be able to access the quizzes.

1. There will be four separate online quizzes to assess your knowledge of the unit material.
2. Each quiz will have 25 questions.
3. You will be allowed three attempts at each quiz. It is not compulsory to attempt each quiz three times. The highest grade you achieve will serve as your final score for that quiz.
4. Your score from each quiz will contribute 12.5% to your final grade (4 quizzes x 12.5% = 50%).
5. There is a minimum requirement in the assessment task: 50% of the available marks for this assessment item.
6. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after the assigned date.

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

Quiz Number Topic Examined Time / Date the Quiz Opens Time / Date the Quiz Closes
Progress Quiz 1 Week 1, 2, 3, 4
9am AEST Monday of Week 1 9 am AEST Monday of Exam Week
Progress Quiz 2 Week 5, 6 9am AEST Monday of Week 1 9 am AEST Monday of Exam Week
Progress Quiz 3 Week 7, 8, 9 9am AEST Monday of Week 1 9 am AEST Monday of Exam Week
Progress Quiz 4 Week 10, 11
9am AEST Monday of Week 1 9 am AEST Monday of Exam Week


Number of Quizzes

4


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

All of the quizzes will be available from the Monday of Week 1 and must be completed by the Monday 9:00 am AEST of Exam week.


Return Date to Students

Marks will be available upon completing the assessment task.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect. The maximum score (100) that can be accumulated from the four Progress Quizzes equals 50% of the total unit marks.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the major anatomical features of the cells, tissues, and organs of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and of the special senses.
  • Describe the function and physiological regulation of the cells, tissues, and organs of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and of the special senses.
  • Explain the interactions between structure and function in each of the human body systems.
  • Apply anatomical terminology and the levels of organisation to the human body and its systems.


Graduate Attributes
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

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
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?