CQUniversity Unit Profile
BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2
Human Body Systems 2
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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 endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive human body systems. 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 - 2021

Online

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. 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 Student Evaluation

Feedback

Chunked lectures helped students concentrate on the key concepts for each week.

Recommendation

Continue to provide chunked lectures.

Feedback from Student Evaluation

Feedback

Students appreciated the PASS sessions and the opportunity to tune into live tutorials.

Recommendation

Continue to use the PASS program and have live tutorials.

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 endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive human body systems
  2. 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
  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 - 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 - Online Quiz(zes) - 50%
2 - Online Test - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, Global Edition + Martini's Atlas of the Human Body 11th (2018)

Authors: Martini, F.H., Nath, J.L. & Bartholomew, E.F.
Pearson Harlow, Essex, England
ISBN: 978-1-488-68748-8
Binding: Hardcover

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
r.dupreez@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Human Body Systems 1 Review

Chapter

Chapters 2–8, 10 and 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

The Endocrine System

Chapter

Chapter 18

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

The Cardiovascular System (Blood)

Chapter

Chapter 19

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

The Cardiovascular System (Heart)

Chapter

Chapter 20

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 1 opens at 17:00 AEST on Friday 3rd December 2021.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 06 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

No scheduled topic

Chapter

Revise content covered during weeks 1–4.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 13 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

The Cardiovascular System (Blood Vessels)

Chapter

Chapter 21

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 1 closes at 17:00 AEST on Friday 17th December 2021.

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

The Lymphatic System and Immunity

Chapter

Chapter 22

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 2 opens at 17:00 AEST on Friday 24th December 2021.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 27 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

No scheduled topic

Chapter

Revise content covered during weeks 1–5.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 03 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

The Respiratory System

Chapter

Chapter 23

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 2 closes at 17:00 AEST on Friday 7th January 2022.

Week 8 Begin Date: 10 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

The Digestive System

Chapter

Chapter 24

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 17 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

The Urinary System

Chapter

Chapter 26

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 3 opens at 17:00 AEST on Friday 21st January 2022.

Week 10 Begin Date: 24 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

The Reproductive System

Chapter

Chapters 28 and 29

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 3 closes at 17:00 AEST on Friday 28th January 2022.

Week 11 Begin Date: 31 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Human Development and Inheritance

Chapter

Chapters 28 and 29

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 4 opens at 17:00 AEST on Friday 4th February 2022.

Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Integration of the Human Body Systems

Chapter

Chapters 2–8, 10, 12, 18–24, 26, 28 and 29

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Quiz 4 closes at 17:00 AEST on Friday 11th February 2022.

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

The unit coordinator is Dr Jessica Pahl.

The best way to contact the unit coordinator is by email: j.pahl@cqu.edu.au


Dr Jessica Pahl will be delivering the weekly tutorials, responding to Q&A forum posts and emails. Dr Pahl has completed a Bachelor of Health (Biomedical Science) with honours. Her PhD investigated components of Queensland-grown algae, such as fibre and antioxidant pigments, to alleviate complications of metabolic syndrome.


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 pre-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 revision worksheets.
  • 3 - 4 hours per week preparing for your assessable progress quizzes and studying for your online test.

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 quizzes will be available for a period of one (1) study week and must be completed by the closing date listed in the table below:

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

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 two attempts at each quiz. The highest grade you achieve will count as your final mark for that quiz.
4. Your mark 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 quiz has closed.


Number of Quizzes

4


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

All of the quizzes will be available for a period of one (1) study week and must be completed by the closing date listed in the table and on the Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

Marks will be available after completing the assessment task.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect. The maximum mark (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 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

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.


Assessment Due Date

The online test will be conducted during the exam period. The date and time will be made available to students 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

Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect, the maximum mark (100) 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 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

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?