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


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.


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 - 2019


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' feedback.


Textbook requires updating


A new textbook is being introduced in T2, 2020.

Feedback from 'Have your say' feedback.


Formative quizzes were helpful for revision and exam preparation.


Formative quizzes will be continued to be included each week.

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



Anatomy and Physiology From Science to Life

Third Edition (2013)
Authors: G.W. Jenkins, G.J Tortora
Hoboken Hoboken , NJ , United States of America
ISBN: 9780470598917
Binding: eBook

Additional Textbook Information

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
Ryan du Preez Unit Coordinator
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Nov 2019


Human Body Systems 1 review


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Nov 2019


The Endocrine System


Chapter 17

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Nov 2019


The Cardiovascular System: Blood


Chapter 18

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Dec 2019


The Cardiovascular System: The Heart


Chapter 19

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 1 opens on Week 4, Friday, 17:00 AEST.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Dec 2019


No scheduled topic


Revise content covered in weeks 1-4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 16 Dec 2019


The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels


Chapter 20

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 1 closes on Week 5, Friday, 17:00 AEST.

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Dec 2019


The Lymphatic System and Immunity


Chapter 21

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 2 opens on Week 6, Friday, 17:00 AEST.

Week 7 Begin Date: 06 Jan 2020


The Respiratory System


Chapter 22

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 2 closes on Week 7, Friday, 17:00 AEST.

Week 8 Begin Date: 13 Jan 2020


The Digestive System


Chapter 23

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 20 Jan 2020


The Urinary System


Chapter 24

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 3 opens on Week 9, Friday, 17:00 AEST.

Week 10 Begin Date: 27 Jan 2020


The Reproductive System and Development


Chapter 25

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 3 closes on Week 10, Friday, 17:00 AEST.

Week 11 Begin Date: 03 Feb 2020


The Reproductive System and Development


Chapter 25

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 4 opens on Week 11, Friday, 17:00 AEST.

Week 12 Begin Date: 10 Feb 2020


Anatomy and physiology in the real world


Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 4 closes on Week 12, Friday, 17:00 AEST.

Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Feb 2020


Unit Revision and Exam Preparation


Revise all content covered in unit

Events and Submissions/Topic

Check exam timetable for exam date and location.

Term Specific Information

The Unit Coordinator is Mr. Ryan du Preez (r.dupreez@cqu.edu.au; tel: 07 4930 9268).

The lectures are pre-recorded lectures which will be available from week 1. The live tutorials are delivered weekly.

Due to the Jenkins and Tortora Anatomy & Physiology from Science to Life textbook no longer being available to purchase, if you do not already have a copy, then please purchase the Martini, Nath & Bartholomew Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology textbook.

The content in both textbooks is very similar so you will not be disadvantaged by having either textbook. The pre-recorded lectures are all based on the Jenkins and Tortora textbook and the tutorial slides will contain content from both textbooks.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Progress Quizzes

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.

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 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.

Quiz Number Topic Examined Time/Quiz Opens Time/Quiz Closes
Progress Quiz 1 Week 2,3,4

17:00 AEST Friday 6 December 2019

17:00 AEST Friday 20 December 2019
Progress Quiz 2 Week 5,6 17:00 AEST Friday 3 January 2020 17:00 AEST Friday 10 January 2020
Progress Quiz 3 Week 7,8,9 17:00 AEST Friday 24 January 2020 17:00 AEST Friday 31 January 2020
Progress Quiz 4 Week 10,11 17:00 AEST Friday 7 February 2020 17:00 AEST Friday 14 February 2020

Number of Quizzes


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

For a period of one study week.

Return Date to Students

Marks will be available upon completing the assessment task.


Minimum mark or grade

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 Instructions
Quizzes will be completed online through the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the major anatomical features of the cells, tissues, and organs of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive human body systems.
  • Describe the function and physiological regulation of the cells, tissues, and organs of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive human body systems.
  • 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
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence


Complete an invigilated examination

During the examination period at a CQUniversity examination centre


180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade

Exam Conditions
Closed Book

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?