This unit expands on your existing knowledge on physiology to explore the physiological aspects of nutrition in human health. In this unit, you will develop further knowledge of the gastrointestinal system and its role in the digestion and absorption of food and nutrients. You will learn about the physiological mechanisms that control appetite and thirst and related health issues. You will learn about the nutrient and energy requirements and evaluate related pathophysiological conditions in different population groups. You will apply your knowledge of nutritional physiology in a professional manner to discuss issues in nutrition and how they impact human health.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Pre-Requisite: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 or BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1 or BMSC11010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 AND BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 or BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Written Assessment||30%|
|2. Group Work||20%|
|3. 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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Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 44.00% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|2 - Group Work||•||•||•|
|3 - Online Test||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•|
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