BMSC11001 - Human Body Systems 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

After the completion of this unit, you will be able to describe the structural levels of organisation within the body, effectively utilise anatomical terminology, and understand and describe the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems, and special senses. Your knowledge and skills will be developed through a series of coursework exercises. You will be required to have access to a computer to make frequent use of internet resources and to complete assessment tasks.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
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 3 - 2019

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

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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 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 4.1 (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 feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the introduction of student mentors on each campus. Overall they felt that the having a mentor who was present at each tutorial was beneficial to their studies and helped them engage with the weekly content.
Recommendation
Continue having student mentors assisting in the delivery of the tutorials.
Action Taken
Peer-assisted study sessions(PASS) will be introduced into this unit in the coming terms pending the successful implementation in BMSC11002. PASS offers voluntary study sessions, facilitated by previous high achieving student leaders.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students felt that it was a content heavy unit.
Recommendation
Anatomy and physiology units will always be content heavy, however staff have created resources that help direct student's focus when studying each weekly module. Staff will continue to look for or develop new resources that will support students learning.
Action Taken
Various strategies have been implemented to aid students to work through the required content. These strategies include the use of multiple weekly tutorials and interactive learning resources such as Socrative, conditional access to terminology and practice quizzes to aid students to stat on top of the coursework.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the lecture format (multiple, short lecture recordings - available to students ahead of time)
Recommendation
Staff will continue to use this lecture format. However we will look to revise how we present some of the content (eg can we use anatomical models as opposed to PowerPoint slides).
Action Taken
'Chunked' lecture style has been maintained. Lectures will be prerecorded and edited using the green screen to ensure a high quality recording.
Source: Have your say survey.
Feedback
Students enjoyed the interactive nature of the tutorial sessions.
Recommendation
This style will be continued to be utilised in future offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey.
Feedback
High amount of content covered
Recommendation
Teaching staff will be working closely with the Discipline Leads and Heads of Courses to ensure that the content delivered meets course and accreditation requirements. Content is continuously refined.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Coordinator reflection
Feedback
Improvement and updating of learning and teaching resources
Recommendation
Lectures will be progressively updated and rerecorded utilising a green screen to deliver a high-quality product to students. Lectures will also be annotated where appropriate.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated that the course coordinator visited each campus where this course is offered internally during term.
Recommendation
Coordinator will continue to visit each campus. Staff will also look into ways to ensure other face-to-face activities can be included into the course.
Action Taken
Delivery of the unit has been changed to allow students to enroll as internal only on the Rockhampton campus. Zoom sessions have been linked to all tutorial classes to allow distance students to interact 'live' with the teaching team.
Unit learning Outcomes
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