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.

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.
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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 Procedures 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 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.99% 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
Feedback
Students found access to practice quizzes helpful
Recommendation
These quizzes will continue to be offered to student in order to help pace their learning. Additional activities are being developed to aid students understanding of difficult concepts.
Action Taken
These quizzes have continued to be offered. Scaffolding of the unit has also been introduced to to encourage students to revise content on a week to week basis and help with exam preparation.
Source: Student communication and Have your say feedback
Feedback
Access to prerecorded lectures
Recommendation
Many students appreciated having all the terms lectures made available at the start of term as this helped them to pace their own learning around their other commitments. The lectures will be updated and rerecorded over the coming year to ensure that students have access to the highest quality of lecture recordings.
Action Taken
Content is currently being redeveloped to a high quality using green-screen lecture recording practices. To ensure the delivery of a high quality unit and access to pre-recorded lectures.
Source: Student communication
Feedback
Some students feel that there is too much content
Recommendation
This is a very content heavy unit. Students are presented with a large amount of content each week. The teaching team continues to work closely with lecturers in other course areas to ensure that all cohorts of students are taught that is appropriate to their chosen discipline.
Action Taken
With the introduction of scaffolding, students are encouraged to engage in content on a week to week basis to help distribute the study load through out term and help with exam preparation.
Source: Have your say feedback
Feedback
The Moodle site was easy to navigate
Recommendation
The Moodle site will continue to be presented in a similar manner with clear subheadings and a week to week layout
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say feedback
Feedback
Tutorial resources assist with exam preparation, including succinct information and labelled diagrams
Recommendation
Tutorials will be continued to be offered in this manner, being two tutorials for each week of content. The first focusing on a review of the major concepts and the second a session where students can ask questions on the content where they require further clarification.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say feedback
Feedback
Significant unit content
Recommendation
To help with revision of the content the unit assessments have been scaffolded to encourage students to undertake weekly formative quizzes. This should help students focus and stay on track with their content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Direct contact with students
Feedback
Quality of lectures needs improvement
Recommendation
The lead academics for both BMSC11001 and BMSC11002 will deliver new lectures in a consistent format. The lectures will be updated and recorded using the high quality green screen technology.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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