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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 OR BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 OR BMSC11007 Medical 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

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 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
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Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
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Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
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Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2021 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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 enjoyed the creative and varying assessment tasks that kept the unit interesting and challenging.
Recommendation
Keep the same format and continue adding additional questions.
Action Taken
While we kept most assessment tasks, conditional access hurdle to Pass/Fail quiz was removed for 2019 T1 and Peer-Assessment was removed for 2019 T2.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students enjoyed the depth and content of lectures.
Recommendation
Maintain the depth and the content of lectures with stakeholders.
Action Taken
Depth and content are maintained.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students expressed dissatisfaction with the delivery of lectures.
Recommendation
Update lectures to new green screen lectures at the next cycle of lecture delivery.
Action Taken
The lecture review and update process has commenced.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students expressed need for face-to-face tutorials in addition to online tutorials.
Recommendation
Discuss the face-to-face options with stakeholders.
Action Taken
Face-to-face on-campus tutorials were introduced in Rockhampton in 2018 T2.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students expressed difficulties finding information related to assessment tasks on the Moodle.
Recommendation
Improve categorisation of relevant assessment information.
Action Taken
Access to assessment information was simplified by removing conditional access to Pass/Fail quiz for 2019 T1 and Peer-assessment for 2019 T2.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students felt certain topics were covered in too much depth.
Recommendation
Content relevant to each course to be reviewed and re-recorded.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Most students enjoyed the online practice quiz opportunities.
Recommendation
Keep the online practice quizzes and continue developing new questions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students disliked the pre-recorded lectures and the style of content delivery.
Recommendation
Update the pre-recorded lectures and style of delivery through green screen recording.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: “Have your say” student feedback.
Feedback
Some students were disappointed by the lack of engagement and interactions of other students in the live tutorial.
Recommendation
Introduce more active learning tasks in live tutorials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Head of Courses
Feedback
The unit content had determined following consultation in 2017 with the Heads of Courses of the various health professional courses for which this unit is core. Despite that, there was a wide range of student satisfaction with the depth of content in the unit
Recommendation
Do a follow-up consultation with the Heads of Courses regarding the scope of the unit and communicate the results to students
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
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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