CQUniversity Unit Profile
MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology
Medical Pathophysiology
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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 2 - 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. Written Assessment
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 have your say

Feedback

Students found weekly quizzes; tutorials, end of term practice quiz very useful to extend their understanding of unit content.

Recommendation

Continue to update weekly quizzes and the delivery of weekly tutorial sessions to engage with students.

Feedback from have your say

Feedback

Students felt they were well supported through clear and timely communication.

Recommendation

Continue to maintain clear and timely communications with students.

Feedback from reflection by teaching team and feedback from students

Feedback

The multiple pass/fail quizzes are better suited to be ungraded student learning supports rather than a pass/fail assessment task.

Recommendation

Review the assessment strategy.

Feedback from have your say

Feedback

Some students expressed their dissatisfaction on difficulties on how to navigate through the Moodle page.

Recommendation

Provide more help and information regarding how to navigate through the Moodle page and content.

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 - Written Assessment - 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 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Online Test - 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

The ISBN listed is for the paperback copy available through 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/ )
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Romeo Batacan Unit Coordinator
r.j.batacan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Pathophysiology

Altered Cells and Tissues

Chapter

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Concept Map online selection site opens on Week 1, Monday 9:00am AEST (closes on Week 4, Friday, 5:00 pm AEST)

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Inflammation and Tissue Repair

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Cellular Proliferation and Differentiation

Chapter

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Fluid, Electrolyte Balance

Altered Acid-Base Balance

Chapter

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Concept Map 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: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Neuronal Transmission

Chapter

Chapter 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Somatic and Special Sensory Function

Chapter

Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Hormonal and Metabolic Regulation

Chapter

Chapter 13

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Reproductive Function

Chapter

Chapter 14

Events and Submissions/Topic



Concept Map Due: Week 8 Friday (11 Sept 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Ventilation and Diffusion

Chapter

Chapter 15

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Perfusion

Chapter

Chapter 16

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 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: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Altered Elimination

Chapter

Chapter 18

Events and Submissions/Topic


Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

The unit coordinator is Dr. Romeo Batacan Jr. Dr. Batacan is a medical doctor (MD) who later completed a PhD in Biomedical Science.

Tutorials for the unit will be held online via zoom by Dr. Romeo Batacan Jr 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.

The lectures are pre-recorded lectures of Dr. Romeo Batacan Jr.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Concept Map

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. 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:

You are required to complete a concept map and written explanation for the topic you have chosen. The details of the Clinical Model Assignment is described on the Moodle site.


The task has three phases as below:

Phase Period Task
1. Selection (Setup) Phase Week 1 Monday 9:00 am AEST - Week 4 Friday 5:00 pm AEST You must choose a clinical model on the unit Moodle site during selection phase. 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 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 (11 Sept 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020)


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
To pass this unit, you are required to attain a minimum of 50% of the marks available for this assessment.

Assessment Criteria

The marking rubric will be available on the unit's Moodle site. Assessment criteria will be based on accuracy, content, connection, structure, concept presentation, language, format, overall, similarity and content difficulty.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The submitted final Concept Map must be jpg/jpeg format.

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

2 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

An end of term online test will be conducted to assess your knowledge and understanding of the content covered in this unit throughout the term (weeks 1-12). Details regarding the date, time and structure of the online test will be provided in the Moodle site during 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 on the Moodle site 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
To pass this unit, you are required to attain a minimum of 50% of the marks available for this assessment.

Assessment Criteria

Each question will be allocated a specific number of marks.
Assessment criteria will be based on:
Knowledge of theory
Application of pathophysiological concepts and processes
Correct use of terminology


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


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
  • 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
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

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?