BIOH11005 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Introductory Anatomy and Physiology is a foundation unit that provides an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to identify and describe the basic anatomy of the major organs of the body and discuss the function of each organ system in general terms. Students will understand basic chemical concepts that relate to living organisms and will be able to explain the general features of cells, tissues and organs. Students will also be able to explain the role and general features of homeostasis in the body.

Details

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 There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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).

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 Test 40%
2. Online Test 60%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 35.33% 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.

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Feedback
Provision of a word document version of the tutorial workbook in addition to the pdf file posted in Moodle.
Recommendation
Provide a word version of the tutorial workbook to students in Moodle.
Action Taken
The word version of the tutorial workbook was provided to students this term.
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Feedback
Availability of summative quizzes throughout term appreciated.
Recommendation
Continue availability of progress quizzes throughout the term to allow more flexible learning environment.
Action Taken
The progress quizzes were continued to be used throughout the term.
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Feedback
Well-structured unit with various learning resources.
Recommendation
Continue delivery of unit in a similar structured format and provision of multiple learning resources.
Action Taken
The structure of the Moodle site was consistent with past years.
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Feedback
Some of the lectures are complex and extensive in scope.
Recommendation
Continue updating and chunking the lecture materials into short 15 to 20-minute lectures to assist students in understanding and learning the content of the unit.
Action Taken
Lectures will be updated and will be broken into shorter segments to support student learning.
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Feedback
The students commented the tutorials were engaging and highly relevant to their professions.
Recommendation
Continue the use of engaging tutorials with the focus on the student's future professions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the structural levels of organisation of the human body and the relationship that exists between them
  2. Explain the principles of homeostasis in maintaining a stable internal environment
  3. Describe the organisation, structure and function of cells, principal tissues and organs of the major body systems
  4. Correctly use anatomical terminology and be able to name and describe anatomical structures and their functions.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Test
2 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Test
2 - Online Test