This unit is for students in the course CG91 (Bachelor of Medical Sonography and the Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography), CG92 (Bachelor of Medical Imaging), CG93 (Bachelor of Medical Science) and CB85 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). It 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 upon other systems and (b) the ability to critically evaluate symptoms of dysfunction and predict the outcome. Topics include both benign and malignant dysfunction of cell growth and division, followed by dysfunction of the circulatory, cardiac, respiratory, renal, nervous, digestive, endocrine, skeletal, integumentary, reproductive and sensory systems.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
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Prerequisite: ALLH11005 and ALLH11004 OR BMSC11001 and BMSC11002
This unit is NOT available to students who have only completed BIOH11005 and BIOH11006
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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|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. Online Quiz(zes)||20%|
|2. Online Quiz(zes)||20%|
|3. Online Test||10%|
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%).
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Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.7% 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:
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