CQUniversity Unit Profile
BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2
Human Body Systems 2
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will study the anatomy and physiology of the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems (of the human body). Further, you will also study the physiological regulation of these body systems, as well as their integrated role in the maintenance of health and/or development of disease.

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 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

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 Student feedback

Feedback

Students enjoyed the way the course was set up and appreciated that the delivery was simplified.

Recommendation

Continue to enhance the structure of the course and, when the opportunity arises, simplify the delivery.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Students enjoyed several short lectures, as opposed to one long lecture.

Recommendation

Continue to make improvements to the quality of the lectures and try to maintain a high-quality product (video content, written resources, etc) that helps increases the chance of students' success.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the principal structural features of the human body as they pertain to the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems.
  2. Discuss the role and the physiological regulation of the of the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems in the human body.
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
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 50%
2 - Examination - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2
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 and Physiology From Science to Life

Third Edition (2013)
Authors: G.W. Jenkins, G.J Tortora
Wiley
United States of America
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

This book is packaged with the Real Anatomy software and a WileyPlus access card.

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
Henrik Pallos Unit Coordinator
h.pallos@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 10 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Unit Introduction

The Special Senses

Chapter

Chapter 16

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 17 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

The Endocrine System

Chapter

Chapter 17

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 24 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

The Cardiovascular System: The Blood

Chapter

Chapter 18

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 1 opens on Week 3, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 4, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 4 Begin Date: 31 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

The Cardiovascular System: The Heart

Chapter

Chapter 19

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 07 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

The Cardiovascular System: The Blood Vessels

Chapter

Chapter 20

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 2 opens on Week 5, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 6, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Vacation Week Begin Date: 14 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

No Lectures

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 21 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

The Lymphatic System and Immunity

Chapter

Chapter 21

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 28 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

The Respiratory System

Chapter

Chapter 22

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 3 opens on Week 7, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 8, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

The Digestive System

Chapter

Chapter 23

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

The Urinary System

Chapter

Chapter 24

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 4 opens on Week 9, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 10, Friday, 17:00 AEST)
Week 10 Begin Date: 18 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

The Reproductive Systems and Development

Chapter

Chapter 25

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

The Reproductive Systems and Development

Chapter

Chapter 25

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 4 opens on Week 11, Friday, 17:00 AEST (closes on Week 12, Friday, 17:00 AEST)

Week 12 Begin Date: 02 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Unit Revision

Exam Preparation

Chapter

Review All Previous Chapters

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 09 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 16 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quizzes

Task Description

1. There will be five separate online quizzes to assess your knowledge of the unit material.
2. Each quiz will have 15 questions. These questions may be similar to those presented in the weekly non-graded revision quizzes and may contain information that is covered in the online practicals. Note: online practicals are not graded.
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 10% to your final grade (5 quizzes x 10% = 50%).
5. There is a minimum requirement in the assessment task: 45%.
6. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after the assigned date.
7. Dates that each quiz open and close are outlined below. These assessment tasks must be completed on or before the due dates listed.

Quiz Number Topic Examined Time / Date the Quiz Opens Time / Date the Quiz Closes
Progress Quiz 1 Week 1, 2 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 3 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 4
Progress Quiz 2 Week 3, 4, 5 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 5 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 6
Progress Quiz 3 Week 6, 7 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 7 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 8
Progress Quiz 4 Week 8, 9 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 9 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 10
Progress Quiz 5 Week 10, 11 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 11 17:00pm (AEST) Friday of Week 12

You will find more details of the Progress Quizzes on the unit Moodle site.


Number of Quizzes

5


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

A new Progress Quiz will open in Week 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 on Friday at 17:00 AEST. Each Progress Quiz must be completed by 17:00 AEST the Friday of the following academic week.


Return Date to Students

Marks will be available upon completing the assessment task.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
45%

Assessment Criteria

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect. The maximum score (75) that can be accumulated from the five Progress Quizzes equals 50% of the total unit marks.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Discuss the principal structural features of the human body as they pertain to the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems.
  • Discuss the role and the physiological regulation of the of the sensory, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/urinary, and reproductive systems in the human body.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • 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
45

Exam Conditions
Closed Book

Materials
No calculators permitted
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?