BIOH11006 - Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On successful completion, students will have a detailed understanding of the normal functioning of the human body. Students will be able to describe the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body, including the nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, renal, endocrine, immune and reproductive systems. Students will be able to explain the role of regulatory and feedback control systems in maintaining body functions within effective operational limits.

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

Pre-requisites: BIOH11005 Introductory 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 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 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 37.36% 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: Have your say feedback/Self reflection
Feedback
Study guides should be updated to increase alignment with weekly learning outcomes
Recommendation
Study guides will be updated to more effectively align with the lectures and learning outcomes for that week.
Action Taken
The study guides were removed as the unit has been updated to align with the recommend textbook, and the content of the study guides no longer matched the lectures and learning outcomes.
Source: Have your say feedback
Feedback
Many students required additional guidance in managing the volume of learning required.
Recommendation
Revision materials and tutorials will be scaffolded to provide a logical path for week to week revision.
Action Taken
Tutorials and revision materials have been revised and scaffolded to provide a structured process for weekly study. Students were directed to Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) for additional support.
Source: Have your say feedback
Feedback
Provide additional resources to for visual learners.
Recommendation
Additional resources including video presentations and animations of topics relevant to the content have been provided on Moodle.
Action Taken
Additional video presentations and animations have been added as Bonus Video's for the students to review as needed. Weekly H5P activities were added to the first five weeks to assess if students used these interactive / visual tools.
Source: Have your say feedback & direct contact with students
Feedback
Enhance clinical nursing focus.
Recommendation
A team teaching approach with the Nursing discipline will be implemented to provide context and practical relevance to the students.
Action Taken
A nurse from the Royal Flying Doctors Service delivers the weekly Question and Answer Tutorial to help students engage with and understand the relevance of the content for nursing.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Well structured Moodle site with appropriate resources which supports student engagement.
Recommendation
Maintain the use of weekly sections for learning goals, reading lists, lecture and tutorial recordings and notes to support student engagement with the unit's Moodle site.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Too much content assessed within one assessment item.
Recommendation
Change the assessment tasks to mid-term and end of term assessments to help the students manage the volume of learning and stay engaged with the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say Unit coordinator reflection
Feedback
Students found that the end of term test needed more time to address the content covered.
Recommendation
Review the duration time and number of questions offered within the end of term test.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the detailed anatomy and normal functioning of the major physiological systems of the human body.
  2. Discuss the concepts and processes of homeostatic regulation and feedback within the human body
  3. Explain the neuronal and hormonal control mechanisms of human body systems
  4. Describe the interplay of factors involved in normal system function and how these are usually kept within effective operational limits.


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
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
2 - Online Test
1 - Online Test