BMSC11010 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to describe the structural levels of organisation within the body, use anatomical terminology to describe the relative location of structures in the body, and explain the role and general features of homeostasis in the body. You will also gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive human body systems. Your knowledge and skills will be developed through a series of coursework exercises.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA 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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

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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) 40%
2. Online Test 60%

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 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 81.60% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 18.93% 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 Evaluations
Feedback
Weekly lecture content that was divided and delivered in smaller topics was helpful to students' learning.
Recommendation
Continue to provide lectures in this format.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
A weekly formative quiz and the "Do It Yourself" study notes were helpful for revision and assessment preparation.
Recommendation
Continue to provide revision materials in these formats.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
The Complete Anatomy application is a very valuable resource for learning anatomy and physiology.
Recommendation
Continue to provide students with free access to Complete Anatomy.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
Assessment feedback can be more detailed.
Recommendation
Provide students with detailed feedback during the review stage of their online quiz and test.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the structural levels of organisation and anatomical structures using medical terminology
  2. Identify the general features and role of homeostasis in the body
  3. Describe the human anatomy of integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems
  4. Describe the human physiology of integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems
  5. Discuss the interactions between structure and function in each of the human body systems
  6. Discuss the application of human anatomy and physiology relevant to your discipline.

In courses that are externally accredited, the learning outcomes are linked to the national standards of the respective professional organisation/s.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to 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
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
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