BIOH12012 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will build on your introductory knowledge of the science of the musculoskeletal, renal, immune and lymphatic systems, gastrointestinal, integumentary and reproductive systems to explore fundamental pathophysiology (alteration in function as seen in disease) of these body systems and the pharmacology of drugs used in the treatment and management of diseases. Throughout this unit, you will develop your knowledge of body systems in both healthy and disease states, and how these disease states may be managed therapeutically. The unit concentrates on common major diseases of these body systems which facilitates a comprehensive study of the pathophysiology encountered in these disease states, as well as gaining an understanding of normal physiology. This is complemented by the study of the treatment and management of these diseases, whilst also focusing on the professional and legal responsibilities that underpin the use of medicines in the treatment of human disease.

Details

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

Pre-requisite:

BIOH12011 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1

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 3 - 2022

Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2023 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2023 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 30%
2. Case Study 40%
3. Online Test 30%

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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25.27% 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 unit and teaching evaluation.
Feedback
Students like the short lectures and indicated that breaking them down prevents them being overwhelming.
Recommendation
The short lecture format will be retained for future terms.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student unit and teaching evaluation.
Feedback
Students indicated that they enjoy the Question & Answer tutorial being done by a nurse who helps to put the weekly content into a nursing perspective.
Recommendation
A nurse will continue to conduct the Q&A tutorial for future terms.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student unit and teaching evaluation and student emails.
Feedback
Students found that the case study written assessment for BIOH12012 was more complex than the one they did for BIOH12011.
Recommendation
This assessment task is scaffolded to increase the difficulty from BIOH12011. The rubric, task summary and other associated resources for the case study written assessment will be updated to aid in student understanding in future terms.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply knowledge of the musculoskeletal, renal, immune and lymphatic systems, gastrointestinal, integumentary and reproductive systems to discuss pathophysiological processes, signs and symptoms of various relevant diseases.
  2. Evaluate appropriate pharmacological interventions in disease processes of the musculoskeletal, renal, immune and lymphatic systems, gastrointestinal, integumentary and reproductive systems.
  3. Apply knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics to the evaluation of appropriateness of various pharmacological interventions.
  4. Discuss the nurse’s professional and legal responsibilities in the quality use of medicines.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Test
2 - Case Study
3 - 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
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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 10