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

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 2 - 2019

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25.83% 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
We increased the weight of CMAP/DAP assessment task.
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
We introduced conditional stepwise access (series of formative quizzes) to summative assessment and increased the variety of questions.
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
We have invited the Heads of Courses to record short videos about the importance of the unit.
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
We have continued to offer interactive case study tutorials.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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 - 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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2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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3 - Examination
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