CQUniversity Unit Profile
BMSC12006 Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Coronary Care Management
Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Coronary Care Management
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General Information

Overview

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to discuss the structure and function of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems and relate physiological function to common clinical tests of cardiorespiratory physiology. You will study the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of a range of cardiac and respiratory conditions including acute coronary syndromes, cardiac failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Skill development in spirometry and electrocardiography (ECG) and best practice measurement will occur through practical exercises. You will also gain skills in case management and clinical interventions during the residential school to contextualize knowledge of respiratory and coronary care.

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

BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 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 1 - 2018

Mixed Mode
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).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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: 40%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Examination
Weighting: 60%

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 Staff and Students

Feedback

The residential school needs have either be reduced or have more tasks available for the students to complete.

Recommendation

Lab tutor has more activities that could be included in this residential school. We could expand on the toad heart practical, rather than visualisation the students could record data sets.

Feedback from Students

Feedback

One piece of graded assessment is heavy weighting for this course

Recommendation

Re-introduce exam or another piece of graded assessment.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and recognise common coronary and cardiorespiratory pathologies.
  2. Perform, according to best practice guidelines, spirometry, 12 lead electrocardiographic (ECG) and undertake thorough clinical history and assessment of cardiac patients.
  3. Accurately interpret 12 lead ECGs to aid in the diagnosis of common cardiac conditions.
  4. Recognise the effects of the major medication groups on cardiovascular and respiratory system function.
  5. Evaluate clinical data to aid in diagnosis and patient management.
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 5
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Practical Assessment - 0%
3 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Practical Assessment - 0%
3 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology Essentials of Respiratory Care

Edition: Sixth (2013)
Authors: Des Jardins, T.
Delmar / Cengage Learning
United States of America
ISBN: 9780840022585
Binding: Other

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • LabTutor
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Rebecca Vella Unit Coordinator
r.vella@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 05 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and Ventilation 

Chapter

Chapters 1 and 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Pulmonary function measurements and Diffusion of pulmonary gases

Chapter

Chapters 3 and 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system and Oxygen and carbon dioxide transport

Chapter

Chapter 5 and 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Acid base regulation and Ventilation-perfusion relationships

Chapter

Chapter 7 and 8 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 02 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Control of ventilation and Electrophysiology of the heart 

Chapter

Chapter 9 and 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 16 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

The standard 12-lead ECG system and ECG Interpretation

Chapter

Chapter 13 and 14

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 23 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Renal failure and its effects on the cardiopulmonary system and Sleep physiology and its relationship to the cardiopulmonary system

Chapter

Chapter 16 and 17

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 30 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Exercise and its effects on the cardiopulmonary system and The effects of major medications on the cardiorespiratory system.

Chapter

Chapter 18 and uploaded readings to moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment - The interrelationship of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems Due: Week 8 Friday (4 May 2018) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 07 May 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 14 May 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 21 May 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 28 May 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 04 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment - The interrelationship of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems

Task Description

This assessment item requires you to demonstrate your knowledge on the interrelationship of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. To meet this objective you are required to outline how each system contributes to “normal” physiological functioning and compare this to how their functions are altered in sickle cell anaemia.


To receive maximum marks for this assessment you should ensure your response includes discussions on:

  • How the cardiovascular and respiratory systems function under normal conditions
  • How the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems are impacted by sickle cell anaemia
  • Any biochemical changes which occur in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems as a result of sickle cell anaemia
  • Any compensatory mechanisms the cardiovascular and respiratory systems use to offset changes induced by sickle cell anaemia


When preparing your response you should use peer-reviewed journal articles and referenced textbooks to support your arguments. The use of non-peer reviewed sources of information is discouraged. Your response should be written in full sentences and paragraphs, and be no more than 2000 words. Your final submission should be in word format in font no smaller than 10 point.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (4 May 2018) 5:00 pm AEST

Students are required to upload their assessments to the moodle page prior to the submission deadline. Submission of work after this deadline will incur a 5% penalty per day or part there of.


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (25 May 2018)

Feedback for this assessment task will be uploaded to the moodle page.


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

A detailed criteria sheet can be found on the unit moodle page, however assessment will be based on knowledge of theory, rationalization and justification of your arguments/ideas, presentation and referencing.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submission is to be in word format.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and recognise common coronary and cardiorespiratory pathologies.
  • Accurately interpret 12 lead ECGs to aid in the diagnosis of common cardiac conditions.
  • Recognise the effects of the major medication groups on cardiovascular and respiratory system function.
  • Evaluate clinical data to aid in diagnosis and patient management.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment

Task Description

During the residential school you will be required to complete a series of tasks including spirometry and a 12-lead ECG.  Upon completion of all laboratory components, you will be assessed on your understanding of the theory associated with these techniques and your competency in performing them.  The tasks will be graded as Pass / Fail.  


Assessment Due Date

Practical exercises and assessment will be completed during the residential school


Return Date to Students

Students will receive verbal feedback immediately after completing the assessment item.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
You must pass this assessment item to be eligible to pass the unit.

Assessment Criteria

A Pass / Fail grade will be awarded depending on the level of competency and knowledge displayed during the assessment.  


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Completed during residential school

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and recognise common coronary and cardiorespiratory pathologies.
  • Perform, according to best practice guidelines, spirometry, 12 lead electrocardiographic (ECG) and undertake thorough clinical history and assessment of cardiac patients.
  • Accurately interpret 12 lead ECGs to aid in the diagnosis of common cardiac conditions.
  • Evaluate clinical data to aid in diagnosis and patient management.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
150 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No calculators permitted
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?

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