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 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 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 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 Quiz(zes) 50%
2. Examination 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

Past Exams

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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 30.37% 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: Moodle Big Red Button feedback
Feedback
From student feedback the best aspects of this unit were: 1) the teaching style of the lecturer in that he explained things really well and was easily understood, he communicated well (including quick replies to any questions), he provided ways of helping to remember content and he was approachable and supportive; 2) the unit was well organised and structured and 3) there were lots of ways to learn the content available including lectures, readings, review questions, practical videos, activities, quizzes and tests.
Recommendation
Continue delivering the unit is a similar engaging way with good support for student learning.
Action Taken
The unit has continued to be presented in a similar manner. Learning materials have been updated keeping in mind the positive feedback students provided.
Source: Moodle Big Red Button Feedback.
Feedback
In response to the question "What aspects are most in need of improvement?" the most common response was that there was nothing to be improved; however some students did find the unit had a lot of content and some were a little overwhelmed by the three lectures per week given in the first few weeks of term.
Recommendation
Bear in mind student workload when considering addition of new material. If new material is added, consider which material could possibly be removed. The average number of lectures is a little over 2 per week over the term and students need to be made more aware that although there are on average about 3 lectures per week in the first few weeks, towards the end of the term there is a lot of time for revision.
Action Taken
To help with revision of the content the unit assessments will be scaffolded to encourage students to undertake weekly formative quizzes.
Source: Have your say feedback
Feedback
Students liked the good quality of the new recorded lectures.
Recommendation
Continue with the use of green-screen lectures to provide students with high quality learning resources.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say feedback
Feedback
Students liked the organisation of the unit, including the offering of two tutorials per week, tutorial worksheets and the practice quizzes provided.
Recommendation
Continue to deliver the unit in the same organised manner. Scaffolding the unit content has also been introduced to encourage students to revise content on a week to week basis and help exam preparation. Tutorials will also continue to be delivered in this format.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say feedback
Feedback
Students suggested that lecture notes be available from the first week.
Recommendation
Now that all content has been redeveloped, all lecture notes and recordings will be available to the students in the first week of term. A compilation of the tutorial worksheets and lecture notes have been provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say feedback
Feedback
Students wanted summative quizzes to be available for completion all term.
Recommendation
With the introduction of scaffolding, all quizzes will be available from the Monday of week 1 and open until the Friday of week 12.
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 Quiz(zes)
2 - Examination
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 Quiz(zes)
2 - Examination