ALLH11005 - Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will offer the students an introduction to human anatomy and physiology, including human body structure and function. There will be a focus on the fundamentals of skeletal, muscular, and neural structures, on how the various structures are linked, and on how this relates to function.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


This unit is for students from these courses only: CB66 - Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health), CK21 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, CB84 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), CK22 - Bachelor of Physiotherapy, CB85 - Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), CK23 - Bachelor of Podiatry Practice, CB86 - Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours), CK24 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology, CB87 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2024

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2024

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 50%
2. Practical Assessment 50%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40.94% response rate.

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.

Source: Student feedback via Moodle.
Video recordings of tutorials.
Make video recordings of every tutorial and post them on Moodle. This will benefit all students, MIX students in particular.
Action Taken
Video recordings of every tutorial are now posted on the Moodle site.
Source: Student feedback and self-reflection.
Online practice quizzes were supportive for the student's learning journey in this unit.
Continue to provide weekly practice quizzes.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback from unit evaluations.
Mid-term visit by lecturer was enjoyed by students.
The unit coordinator will continue visit the students on all three campuses at least once during each offering of this unit.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify anatomical structures of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems for the spine and lower quadrant.
  2. Describe the different functions of human anatomy.
  3. Explain the individual variations of human anatomy.
  4. Explain how anatomy and function are interrelated.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment