MPAT12001 - Medical Pathophysiology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds upon prerequisite units in human anatomy and physiology to develop a conceptual understanding of disease and dysfunction, with emphasis on the effects of disease upon normal physiological systems. The unit content is presented in a way that fosters (a) an understanding of the widespread effects that dysfunction of a particular organ or system of the human body has upon other systems and (b) the ability to critically evaluate symptoms of dysfunction and predict the outcome. Topics include altered cells and tissues, altered cellular proliferation and differentiation, inflammation and tissue repair, and alterations of human body systems.

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

Prerequisites:

ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1 OR BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 OR BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1 OR BMSC11010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

AND

ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2 OR BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 OR BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2 OR BMSC11011 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

This unit is NOT available to students who have only completed BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology AND BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

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 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2022 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 4.29% 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
Students found weekly quizzes; tutorials, end of term practice quiz very useful to extend their understanding of unit content.
Recommendation
Continue to update weekly quizzes and the delivery of weekly tutorial sessions to engage with students.
Action Taken
Continue to provide updated weekly quizzes. Tutorial content has been updated with more student engagement tasks such as case studies.
Source: have your say
Feedback
Students felt they were well supported through clear and timely communication.
Recommendation
Continue to maintain clear and timely communications with students.
Action Taken
Clear and timely communication with students has been maintained.
Source: reflection by teaching team and feedback from students
Feedback
The multiple pass/fail quizzes are better suited to be ungraded student learning supports rather than a pass/fail assessment task.
Recommendation
Review the assessment strategy.
Action Taken
The pass/fail graded quiz has been changed to a formative assessment in the form of an online quiz.
Source: have your say
Feedback
Some students expressed their dissatisfaction on difficulties on how to navigate through the Moodle page.
Recommendation
Provide more help and information regarding how to navigate through the Moodle page and content.
Action Taken
The Moodle page has adopted the standardised tiles approach similar to all other units.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE)
Feedback
Students felt that some lecture recordings needed improvement in sound quality.
Recommendation
Lecture recordings will be reviewed for clarity and quality and updated where needed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Personal communication and Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE)
Feedback
The students found the weekly formative practice quizzes and the end of term practice quiz very helpful with their understanding of the unit content.
Recommendation
Continue to provide updated formative practice weekly quizzes and end of term practice quizzes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE)
Feedback
Students felt the Zoom session from the Academic Literacy Skills was helpful and informative to help them work through their concept map assessment task.
Recommendation
We will request that the Academic Literacy Skills Zoom session be continued in future terms.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Argue the physiological consequences, symptoms and effects on health of specific dysfunction of organs and systems
  2. Explain how the interdependence of human physiological systems can result in disease of one organ having widespread effects
  3. Explain the mechanisms that cause altered cells and tissues, altered cellular proliferation and differentiation, inflammation and the consequences of these changes upon health
  4. Describe the major causes, symptoms and consequences of dysfunction of the human body systems.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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