BMSC12006 - Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Measurement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit prepares you for entry into the clinical environment by developing your knowledge and understanding of key physiological processes associated with the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and introducing you to fundamental techniques used to measure cardiorespiratory function. You will enhance knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, how the functionality of these two systems is interlinked, how pathological alterations in either system will result in systemic effects and, how major classes of medications mediate their effects within and between the two systems. Successful completion of this unit will require you attend all practical activities, perform fundamental cardiorespiratory measurements and interpret data collected from these procedures.

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 - BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 OR BMSC11011 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2


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 - 2021

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode
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. Practical Assessment 0%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 62.22% 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: Unit Evaluation and Instructional Team
Feedback
The length of the lectures were too long.
Recommendation
Lectures will be “chunked” in future offerings of BMSC12006 to assist students in retaining the weekly material.
Action Taken
Rather than chunking of lectures, live lectures were delivered to allow students the opportunity to engage with the Co-ordinator. This was well received by the students, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown period when students felt isolated.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The tutorials assisted students and guided them through the unit.
Recommendation
Tutorials to be continued in future offerings of BMSC12006.
Action Taken
Tutorials were continued with a strong student focus. Students were able to control what content was covered during the tutorial depending on the needs of the cohort.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students enjoyed the engaging activities at the Residential Schools.
Recommendation
The current Residential School format will be retained for future offerings of BMSC12006
Action Taken
Unfortunately, due to COVID- 19 restrictions, it was not possible to conduct the residential school in 2020. However, online residential school modules were developed to replicate the theoretical knowledge that underpinned the practical knowledge that students would have acquired during the residential school.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Students enjoyed the condensed structure of this unit
Recommendation
The structure of this unit will be maintained for future offerings. All content is covered in weeks 1-8, allowing students to complete all theory before attending the residential school in weeks 9 and 10.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey Staff reflection
Feedback
Provision of exemplars for the written assessment
Recommendation
Exemplars of the assessment task will be provided to advise students on the depth of content required as per the marking rubric.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain key physiological processes associated with the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  2. Explain how a pathological alteration in either the cardiovascular or respiratory systems will have systemic impacts
  3. Perform cardiorespiratory measurements and interpret the results
  4. Accurately interpret ECG rhythm strips to aid in the diagnosis of common cardiac conditions
  5. Identify how major classes of cardiovascular and respiratory medications mediate their effects.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology 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
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Test