BMSC11002 - Human Body Systems 2

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 endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive human body systems. 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.


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 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 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2023

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. Online Test 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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 80.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 19.23% 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 Evaluation
Weekly formative quizzes were helpful for revision and online test preparation.
Continue to provide weekly formative quizzes.
Action Taken
Weekly formative quizzes were provided.
Source: Student Evaluation
Many students found the Complete Anatomy Software extremely beneficial for their style of learning. It was a fantastic addition to this unit and helped them learn and understand anatomy and physiology.
Continue to provide students with free access to Complete Anatomy.
Action Taken
Free access to Complete Anatomy was provided.
Source: Self Reflection
Lectures of 15-20 minutes on sub-topics from a week's content compared to a 2 hour lecture on all topics seems to help students learn and retain information.
Continue to provide multiple 15-20 minute lectures each week.
Action Taken
Multiple 15-20 minute lectures were provided each week.
Source: SUTE
Students appreciated using Complete Anatomy to understand the relationships between the different organ systems.
Continue to provide Complete Anatomy in the new unit (Human Anatomy and Physiology 2).
Action Taken
Source: Self-reflection
Some quiz questions can be updated to be more relevant to the content covered in the unit.
Update the quiz banks for the new unit (Human Anatomy and Physiology 2).
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the major anatomical features of the cells, tissues, and organs of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive human body systems
  2. Describe the function and physiological regulation of the cells, tissues, and organs of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive human body systems
  3. Explain the interactions between structure and function in each of the human body systems
  4. Apply anatomical terminology and the levels of organisation to the human body and its systems.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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Intermediate Level
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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