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 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:

ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1 AND ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2 OR BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 AND BMSC11002Human Body Systems 2

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

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 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. Online Quiz(zes) 0%
2. Portfolio 50%
3. Examination 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 31.94% 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” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students commented that the weighting of the Concept Map and DAP assessment tasks are low.
Recommendation
Review weighting of CMAP/DAP.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students commented on how much the various asesssments, including online quizzes and Concept Map/DAP, aided their understanding.
Recommendation
Develop further questions and introduce new type of questions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students felt the content is too much, meanwhile other students enjoyed learning about the same amount of content.
Recommendation
Provide more information to students how the content is relevant for their specific course.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students commented on how much they enjoyed the interactive and interesting lectures and tutorials.
Recommendation
Maintain and improve further lecture and tutorial delivery style and quality.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students commended the lectures module structure.
Recommendation
Staff will continue to improve lectures further maintaining module structure.
Action Taken
Maintained module structure.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students found the prescribed textbook interesting, concise and relevant for their degree programs.
Recommendation
Staff will continue to use the same textbook.
Action Taken
Continue using the same textbook.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students could not locate some information on the course Moodle site related to assessment tasks.
Recommendation
Staff will continue to implement Moodle consistency template.
Action Taken
Moodle consistency template was implemented.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Students from different degree programs felt they have different content amount needs.
Recommendation
Staff will discuss and review lecture content with Discipline Leaders and Head of Programs.
Action Taken
Survey was conducted among HoCs. HoCs requested only minor changes. As a result, some clinical model was removed, some was added.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students commended the introduction of the Concept Map assessment task, but some students were unclear about it.
Recommendation
Staff will provide more information on Concept Maps with more examples.
Action Taken
More information was provided with examples.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students were not familiar with the process of peer-evaluation.
Recommendation
Staff will provide more detailed marking rubric for peer-evaluation.
Action Taken
Rubrics were reviewed and re-developed with more details.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students were satisfied with traditional assessment tasks such as the online quiz, and commended on the depth and frequency of them.
Recommendation
Staff will continue to improve the exisiting assessment tasks further.
Action Taken
Additional quiz questions were developed and added., quiz frequency maintained.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students found the content of the pre-recorded lectures long.
Recommendation
Staff will discuss and review lecture content with Discipline Leaders and Head of Programs.
Action Taken
Lectures were divided into smaller chunks.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students were unsure of the relevance of Pathophysiology for their disciplines.
Recommendation
Short video testimonials from Discipline Leaders and Head of Programs will be developed to explain the relevance of Pathophysiology in their disciplines.
Action Taken
Explanations from different HoCs were included on the Moodle site.
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 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Portfolio
3 - Examination
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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3 - Examination
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Portfolio