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.


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

Pre-requisites: BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology.

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile

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

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 39.46% 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: Staff observation/reflection
Students struggle in understanding what is expected in the written assignment.
Lectures will be pre-recorded and made available to students ahead of time.
Action Taken
Lectures were made available to students at the start of term. Additionally, the lecture content was 'chunked' into short, focused recordings. This was well-received by the students.
Source: Unit Evaluations and email
Students found the unit to be well-presented and informative. Many students enjoyed the shorter pre-recorded lectures and felt the hand-drawn diagrams aided their learning
This style of presentation will be used in future offerings with the addition of 'live' tutorial sessions
Action Taken
The option of a 'live' face-to-face tutorial was well-received. Students were also given the option to attend tutorials via ISL and Zoom.
Source: Unit Evaluations
Students would like lecture content availible earlier.
The previous term's lectures will be provided on the Moodle site. This will aid those students who may want to walk ahead of the schedule.
Action Taken
Instead of offering the previous term's lectures, the current terms lectures were recorded ahead of time and made available to students early in the term.
Source: Student feedback
Some student felt that the unit is too content heavy.
Content covered is deemed essential for students. Additional student support programs are currently being evaluated to aid students.
Action Taken
Source: Self-reflection
Some lecture recordings require updating.
Lectures will be re-recorded in an appropriate recording studio. Green- screening will be used to ensure a high- quality production for the students.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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