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MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology
Medical Pathophysiology
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Unit Profile Correction added on 06-04-20

The end of term examination has now been changed to an alternate form of assessment. Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment.

General Information

Overview

This unit builds upon prerequisite units in human anatomy and physiology to develop a conceptual understanding of disease and dysfunction, with emphasis on the effects of disease upon normal physiological systems. The unit content is presented in a way that fosters (a) an understanding of the widespread effects that dysfunction of a particular organ or system of the human body has upon other systems and (b) the ability to critically evaluate symptoms of dysfunction and predict the outcome. Topics include altered cells and tissues, altered cellular proliferation and differentiation, inflammation and tissue repair, and alterations of human body systems.

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

Prerequisites: ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1 OR BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 OR BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1 AND ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2 OR BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 OR BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2 This unit is NOT available to students who have only completed BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology AND BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

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 - 2020

Online
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).

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: Pass/Fail
2. Portfolio
Weighting: 50%
3. 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” student feedback.

Feedback

Some students felt certain topics were covered in too much depth.

Recommendation

Content relevant to each course to be reviewed and re-recorded.

Feedback from “Have your say” student feedback.

Feedback

Most students enjoyed the online practice quiz opportunities.

Recommendation

Keep the online practice quizzes and continue developing new questions.

Feedback from “Have your say” student feedback.

Feedback

Some students disliked the pre-recorded lectures and the style of content delivery.

Recommendation

Update the pre-recorded lectures and style of delivery through green screen recording.

Feedback from “Have your say” student feedback.

Feedback

Some students were disappointed by the lack of engagement and interactions of other students in the live tutorial.

Recommendation

Introduce more active learning tasks in live tutorials.

Feedback from Head of Courses

Feedback

The unit content had determined following consultation in 2017 with the Heads of Courses of the various health professional courses for which this unit is core. Despite that, there was a wide range of student satisfaction with the depth of content in the unit

Recommendation

Do a follow-up consultation with the Heads of Courses regarding the scope of the unit and communicate the results to students

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Argue the physiological consequences, symptoms and effects on health of specific dysfunction of organs and systems
  2. Explain how the interdependence of human physiological systems can result in disease of one organ having widespread effects
  3. Explain the mechanisms that cause altered cells and tissues, altered cellular proliferation and differentiation, inflammation and the consequences of these changes upon health
  4. Describe the major causes, symptoms and consequences of dysfunction of the human body 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) - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 50%
3 - 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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 50%
3 - Examination - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

APPLIED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: A CONCEPTUAL APPROACH TO THE MECHANISMS OF DISEASE third edition (2016)

Authors: Braun, CA & Anderson, CM
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Philadelphia Philadelphia , PA , USA
ISBN: 9781496335869
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Copies are available for purchase at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Cmap Tools to develop concept maps (freeware: http://cmap.ihmc.us/cmaptools/ )
  • Microsoft Power Point or free Google Slide (https://www.google.com.au/slides/about/ ) or free Prezi Edu Enjoy (https://prezi.com/ ) to develop Disease Awareness Pamphlet
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Saroj Neupane Unit Coordinator
s.neupane@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Pathophysiology

Altered Cells and Tissues

Chapter

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

The Pass/Fail quiz opens on Week 1, Monday 9:00am AEST (closes on Review/Exam Week, Monday 5:00pm AEST).

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Inflammation and Tissue Repair

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet online selection site opens on Week 2, Monday 9:00am AEST (closes on Week 4, Friday, 5:00 pm AEST)

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Cellular Proliferation and Differentiation

Chapter

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Fluid, Electrolyte Balance

Altered Acid-Base Balance

Chapter

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet online submission site opens on Week 4, Friday 5:00 pm AEST (closes on Week 8, Friday, 5:00 pm AEST)

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Neuronal Transmission

Chapter

Chapter 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Somatic and Special Sensory Function

Chapter

Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Hormonal and Metabolic Regulation

Chapter

Chapter 13

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Reproductive Function

Chapter

Chapter 14

Events and Submissions/Topic

Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet online submission site closes on Week 8, Friday, 5:00 pm AEST



Clinical model assignment Due: Week 8 Friday (8 May 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Ventilation and Diffusion

Chapter

Chapter 15

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Perfusion

Chapter

Chapter 16

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Nutrition

Chapter

Chapter 17

Events and Submissions/Topic

Your Assignment will be marked by your lecturer/ Academic staff and grades will be released by Week 11, Friday, 5:00 pm AEST.

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Elimination

Chapter

Chapter 18

Events and Submissions/Topic


Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Pass/Fail quiz Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (8 June 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

The teaching team for Medical Pathophysiology ( MPAT12001) term 1 2020 consist of Dr. Claire Torres, Dr Romeo Batacan Jr. and Dr. Saroj Neupane, who are all medical doctors.

Tutorials for the unit will be held online by Dr. Torres to allow participation of students enrolled on-campus and via distance. More information regarding tutorial schedule will be available on the Moodle site for students. Dr Torres will also be the primary contact for MPAT12001 unit during term 1 2020. The best way to contact Dr. Torres is through Email: c.torres@cqu.edu.au

The lectures will be delivered weekly by Dr. Batacan and will be recorded to allow students to review the content at their convenient time. 

The unit coordinator for MPAT12001 T1 2020 is Dr. Saroj Neupane.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Pass/Fail quiz

Task Description

An understanding of medical pathophysiology is essential in many health professions. The fundamentals of this knowledge must be learnt and understood. The knowledge and concepts taught in this unit have been identified by various health professions as relevant to your future scope of practice. Completion of the online Pass/Fail quiz will assess your understanding of this knowledge and concepts.

1. There will be one online Pass/Fail quiz to assess your knowledge of the unit material.
2. The Pass/Fail quiz will have 60 questions.
3. The Pass/Fail quiz will cover content from Week 1-12.
4. The Pass/Fail quiz will open on Week 1 Monday at 9:00am and will close on Review/Exam Week Monday at 5:00pm AEST.
5. The Pass/Fail quiz will submit automatically when allocated time expires or at the due date and time.
6. You will be allowed unlimited number of attempts at the quiz.
7. There is a 24-hour time restriction between attempts.
8. The highest grade you achieve will serve as your final score for the Pass/Fail quiz.
9. There is a minimum requirement in the Pass/Fail quiz: 50%.
10. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the Pass/Fail quiz after the due date.

You will find more details of the Pass/Fail quiz on the unit Moodle site.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (8 June 2020) 5:00 pm AEST

The Pass/Fail quiz will close on Review/Exam Week Monday at 5:00pm AEST.


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Monday (8 June 2020)

Marks will be available upon completing the assessment task.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Questions are worth one mark each. Questions will be automatically marked correct or incorrect at the completion of the quiz. In order to pass the quiz, you must achieve at least 50%.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Online Quiz

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the mechanisms that cause altered cells and tissues, altered cellular proliferation and differentiation, inflammation and the consequences of these changes upon health
  • Describe the major causes, symptoms and consequences of dysfunction of the human body systems.


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

2 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Clinical model assignment

Task Description

Rationale

In the clinical context, health professionals are expected to have in-depth knowledge and understanding of pathophysiology processes and their interrelationship. Population demographics demonstrate increased ageing and concomitant complex morbidities in healthcare. This assessment requires you to construct links between pathophysiology, clinical symptoms, diagnosis and treatment which reflect the level of understanding you will be required to articulate clinically. All health professionals have a significant clinical role in disease awareness. You must be able to give qualified evidence based advice, within your scope of practice, which serves to educate the patient and close gaps in health care.

Task

There will be 2 tasks needed to be completed by each student, a Pamphlet and Concept map. The details of the Clinical Model Assignment is described on the Moodle site.  

There are three phases to each task as below:

Phase Period Task
1. Selection (Setup) Phase Week 2 Monday 9:00 am AEST - Week 4 Friday 5:00 pm AEST You must choose two clinical models on the unit Moodle site during selection phase: one under Clinical Model Selection for Concept Map, and one under Clinical Model Selection for Disease Awareness Pamphlet. They must be different and from different weekly topics. Your selection is final, you will not be able to change it. The available clinical models are from your textbook and differ in level of difficulty, hence, will have different weights in the marking rubric. Once you select your clinical model, you can start working on it, you do not need to wait for the submission phase.
2. Submission Phase Week 4 Friday 5:00 pm AEST - Week 8 Friday 5:00 pm AEST You must submit online one Concept Map and one Disease Awareness Pamphlet. You can submit your work anytime during this phase. You can also change and resubmit your work as many times as you want until the due date.
3. Evaluation and Grading Phase Week 8 Friday 5:00 pm AEST - Week 11 Friday 5:00 pm AEST Your Assignment will be marked by your lecturer/academic staff and grades will be released by Week 11, Friday, 5:00 pm AEST.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (8 May 2020) 5:00 pm AEST

Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet submission: Week 8, Friday 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (29 May 2020)

Your Assignment will be marked by your lecturer/academic staff and grades will be released by Week 11, Friday 5:00 pm AEST.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

The Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet each are 25% of the total unit marks. There is a minimum requirement of 50% of the overall combined mark for both the Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet.

Your lecturer will evaluate your Concept Map for accuracy, content, connection, structure, concept presentation, language, format, overall, similarity and content difficulty.

Your lecturer will evaluate your Disease Awareness Pamphlet for accuracy, content, interview, reflection, presentation (illustrations, text coherence, pop-out effects), language (spelling, grammar, appropriateness for target audience), format, similarity and content difficulty.

The marking rubric is available on the unit Moodle site.

The maximum mark for each submission is 25% (see table below).

Clinical Model Percentage
Concept Map 25%
Disease Awareness Pamphlet 25%
Total 50%
There is a minimum requirement of 50%  (i.e 25% out of 50%) of the overall combined mark for both the Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The submitted final Concept Map must be jpg/jpeg format, the submitted Disease Awareness Pamphlet must be pdf format. Concept Map and Disease Awareness Pamphlet submission: Week 8, Friday 5:00 pm AEST

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Argue the physiological consequences, symptoms and effects on health of specific dysfunction of organs and systems
  • Explain how the interdependence of human physiological systems can result in disease of one organ having widespread effects


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice
  • Social Innovation

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).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
Closed Book
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